Willie le Roux has received a one-week suspension for dangerous play against Ireland in Port Elizabeth.
The Springbok fullback was cited by commissioner James Absaloms of Kenya for making contact with Ireland fullback Tiernan O'Halloran in the 11th minute of the match as they both leapt in the air for a high ball, causing the Irish player to somersault and land heavily on his upper body and head. Le Roux accepted the citing complaint and pleaded guilty.
Judicial officer Terry Willis of Australia heard the case in Port Elizabeth on Sunday and found that the relevant entry point for the offence was at the lower end and accepted the submission made by advocate Attie Heyns on behalf of Le Roux that a one-week suspension was appropriate.
Le Roux will therefore miss the Sharks' match against the Lions on Saturday.
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