Etienne Oosthuizen has received a two-week suspension for foul play during their match against the Reds in Brisbane.
The Sanzaar Foul Play Review Committee accepted a guilty plea from Oosthuizen for contravening Law 10.4(a) Striking another Player with a hand, arm or fist.
The incident occurred in the ninth minute of the Super Rugby match last Friday.
The committee of Nigel Hampton (chairman), Stefan Terblanche and John Langford assessed the case.
‘Having conducted a detailed review of all the available evidence, including all camera angles and additional evidence, including from the player and submissions from his legal representative, Attie Heyns, the Foul Play Review Committee upheld the citing under Law 10.4(a) Striking another Player with a hand, arm or fist,’ said Hampton.
‘With respect to sanction the Foul Play Review Committee deemed the act of foul play merited a mid-range entry point of four weeks. However, taking into account mitigating factors, including the player’s good disciplinary record and early guilty plea, the Foul Play Review Committee reduced the suspension to two weeks.
‘The player is therefore suspended for two weeks, up to and including 10 March 2017.’
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