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Junior Boks captain suspended

JUNE 23, 2016
Junior Boks captain suspended

Former Grey High representative and current Springbok U20 captain, Jeremy Ward, has been suspended and will miss the bronze medal play-off against Argentina on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Ward was handed a two-week suspension for a dangerous tip-tackle committed in the semi-final of the World Rugby U20 Championship against England on Monday.

Ward received a yellow card for the offense in the 15th minute of the clash and had to appear before a disciplinary committee on Wednesday night.

“The independent judicial officer, Mike Hamlin, ruled that the act of foul play was a breach of law 10.4(i) (tackling a player in the air) and imposed a low-end entry point sanction of three weeks,” Saru said in a statement.

The sanction, however, was reduced to two weeks after accounts of his exemplary disciplinary record was mitigated.

The suspension will remain in place until July 3rd, 2016.