Craig Joubert

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Craig Joubert
Craig Joubert, Bulls vs Brumbies, 2013.jpg
Full name Craig Paul Joubert
Date of birth (1977-11-08) 8 November 1977 (age 36)
Place of birth Durban, South Africa
School Maritzburg College
University University of Natal
Notable relative(s) Des Joubert (father)
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
2011 RWC Final
Super Rugby
Currie Cup

Craig Paul Joubert (born 8 November 1977) is a South African professional rugby union referee. He has officiated at international level since 2003 with the 2011 Rugby World Cup Final being his most high-profile match.


Joubert was born in 1977 and attended Maritzburg College and then the University of Natal to study business finance.[1] He then went into corporate banking, a profession in which he spent five years before taking up refereeing on a full-time basis.[1]


Joubert's father Des, a referee at provincial level, encouraged Craig to take up refereeing as a teenager. Joubert is a member of the Maritzburg sub-society of the Natal Rugby Referees society.[1] He officiated his first IRB Test Match, Wales vs United States in Connecticut in June 2005.[1] In 2010, he was in charge of the Super 14 final between the Bulls and the Stormers. In the 2011 Rugby World Cup Joubert took charge of several games including the semi-final between Australia and New Zealand and the final between New Zealand and France.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Craig Joubert | Rugby Union | Players and Officials". ESPN Scrum. Retrieved 2013-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Craig Joubert to referee RWC 2011 Final". International Rugby Board. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 17 October 2011. 

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