Ian Rogers (rugby referee)

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Ian Rogers
Date of birth (1957-07-09) 9 July 1957 (age 59)
Place of birth Harding, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Rugby union career
Refereeing career
Years Competition Apps
1995
1993-1997
Rugby World Cup
Test Matches

Ian Rogers (born 9 July 1957 in Harding, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa[1]) was an international rugby union referee from South Africa. Before becoming a full-time referee, Rogers attended Maritzburg College – the same high school as fellow international rugby referee Craig Joubert.[2][3] As one of South Africa's foremost referees of his time, Rogers represented his country as referee at the 1995 Rugby World Cup.[4]

Test Match Honour Roll[edit]

Rogers refereed a total of 10 international test matches during his career from 1993 to 1998. He is the 8th-most capped international rugby referee from South Africa, along with Freek Burger and Louis Mzomba.[5]

Amongst other games, Rogers was referee in the following:

  • 22 May 1993 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe v. Wales Wales[6]
  • 7 July 1993 Unofficial flag of Arabian Gulf Rugby Union Team.svg Arabian Gulf v. Zimbabwe Zimbabwe (1995 Rugby World Cup Qualifier)[7]
  • 4 Jun 1994 Canada Canada v. France France[8][9]
  • 11 Jun 1994 Canada Canada v. Wales Wales[10]
  • 18 Jun 1994 Australia Australia v. Italy Italy[11]
  • 25 Jun 1994 Australia Australia v. Italy Italy[12]
  • 4 Jun 1995 Republic of Ireland Ireland v. Wales Wales (1995 Rugby World Cup)[4]
  • 16 Dec 1995 England England v. Samoa Samoa[13]
  • 31 May 1997 Argentina Argentina v. England England[14]

The British & Irish Lions[edit]

Rogers was the referee for the match between the Junior Springboks & The British & Irish Lions at the Boland Stadium on 17 June 1997.[15]

Recognition[edit]

In recognition of Rogers' achievements in rugby refereeing, his alma mater now awards the "Ian Rogers Trophy for the Most Competent Rugby Referee".[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Players & Officials : Ian Rogers". Scrum.com. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  2. ^ "Focus On Rob Moll". The Ebenezer (Rhenish Primary School). February 2007. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Craig Joubert talks about his career". Rugby365.com. 17 November 2006. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "Ireland v Wales at Johannesburg". Scrum.com. 4 June 1995. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "South Africa – Statistics, Most Tests as Referee". SuperSport. 8 February 2010. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Zimbabwe v Wales at Bulawayo". Scrum.com. 22 May 1993. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  7. ^ "Arabian Gulf v Wales at Nairobi". Scrum.com. 7 July 1993. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "Canada v France at Nepean". Scrum.com. 4 June 1994. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  9. ^ "Canada edge out fractious France". The Independent. 6 June 1994. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  10. ^ "Canada v Wales at Markham". Scrum.com. 11 June 1994. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Australia v Italy at Brisbane". Scrum.com. 18 June 1994. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  12. ^ "Australia v Italy at Melbourne". Scrum.com. 25 June 1994. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  13. ^ "England v Samoa at Twickenham". Scrum.com. 16 December 1995. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  14. ^ "Argentina v England at Buenos Aires". Scrum.com. 31 May 1997. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  15. ^ "Junior Springboks v British & Irish Lions at Boland Stadium". lionsrugby.com. 17 June 1997. Retrieved 27 Dec 2012. 
  16. ^ "Newsletter 26, Annual Sports & Culture Awards Evening" (PDF). Newsletter 26 (Maritzburg College). p. 3. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 

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