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Bismarck not guilty


  • 22 Oct 2013
Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been found not guilty of stamping Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been found not guilty of stamping

Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been cleared of stamping and will play in the Currie Cup final against Western Province at Newlands.

Du Plessis was cited for allegedly stamping on Free State Cheetahs flank Lappies Labuschagne in their semi-final at Kings Park last Saturday. He received a yellow card in the 65th minute for the incident.

Advocate André Oosthuizen on Monday reserved his judgement on the matter, and cleared Du Plessis of the charge on Tuesday.

In his judgement, Oosthuizen ruled that based on the facts placed before him by the player and the assistant referee Cobus Wessels, as well as the video footage viewed during the enquiry, the contact Du Plessis made with Labuschagne was accidental.

Du Plessis' stamp was very similar to Michael Rhodes's earlier in the season against the Blue Bulls that earned the WP flanker a red card and a one-week ban.

Watch the stamping incident here

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