Irish flanker Stander banned for one game

Ireland flanker CJ Stander has been suspended for one match, ruling him out the second Test against South Africa on Saturday, after being sent off in the opening game of the series on Saturday.

Stander, playing against the country of his birth, was dismissed after 20 minutes for a late tackle that left South Africa flyhalf Pat Lambie concussed.

Despite going down to 14 men Ireland went on to win 26-20, their first victory over the Springboks in South Africa.

After a lengthy hearing on Monday, judicial officer Terry Willis of Australia dismissed the notion that the referee’s decision to send Stander off was wrong.

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