Former international rugby referee Jonathan Kaplan will this Saturday officiate the St John’s College and Falcon College 1st XV rugby fixture in Harare at St John’s College.
Falcon is enjoying great form at the moment having won all their games so far this year. The team from Esigodini will be looking to extend their winning streak to 10 when they travel to Harare this Saturday. St John’s College is also enjoying a good season so far (6 Wins, 2 Draws and one loss) and will run on to the park with the sole aim of being the team that will stop the Falcon juggernaut.
This will not be the first time Kaplan will be officiating a schools fixture in Zimbabwe and certainly not the first time he will be blowing his whistle in Harare. Last year, Kaplan took charge of the Falcon and St John’s clash as well.
Harare must hold dear memories for Kaplan, he has the record for most international matches as referee, he has refereed at the previous four world cups but his first international was a 1996 test match pitting Zimbabwe and Namibia, in Harare.
The retired South African referee will hold a seminar with referees from the Zimbabwe Rugby Referees Society(Z.R.R.S) and invited coaches on Sunday at St John’s College.
Can the Mad Dogs of Falcon College keep their dream on an unbeaten season alive or the St John’s College Rams will be the team to bring them back to earth? Let us know your predictions in the comments section below.