Match ban for De Jager

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October 11, 2016
Match ban for De Jager

STOUTGAT: De Jager

Player of the Year benched for one week.

Lood de Jager has been banned for one week for “charging” after being cited during the Springboks’ record 57-15 home defeat at the hands of the All Blacks.

The Sanzaar Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden SC accepted a guilty plea yesterday for contravening Law 10.4 (h): “A player must not charge into a ruck or maul.”

Charging includes any contact made without the use of arms, or without grasping a player.

The reigning SA Player of the Year, who now sits on the bench for Pieter-Steph du Toit, has been suspended from all forms of the game for one match up to and including 5 November 2016.

Lood’s Cheetahs play in the Currie Cup semifinals against the Golden Lions this Saturday, but his availability for the Boks’ clash against the Barbarians on November 5 is now also in question.

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