Kaplan at centre of domestic finale

Jonathan Kaplan has been appointed to referee the 2008 Absa Currie Cup final.

Saru announced the appointment on Monday and confirmed the decision came down to Kaplan and respected counterpart Mark Lawrence. Saru president Regan Hoskins and the SA Referee’s executive made the final call and various coaches were also consulted.

Lawrence will ref the semi-final between the Sharks and Lions while Craig Joubert will handle the second play-off in Pretoria.