South Africa fullback Willie le Roux has received a one-match suspension after being cited for a dangerous tackle in Saturday’s 19-13 win over Ireland in the third test at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Le Roux appeared at a hearing on Sunday after the challenge on Ireland’s Tiernan O’Halloran in the 11th minute of the Test that caused the Irish fullback to land heavily on his upper body and head.
The South African was sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes for the incident, but could well have been sent off. The effects of the fall forced O’Halloran out of the game at halftime.
Le Roux is suspended for the next Super Rugby match for the Sharks away against the Lions in Johannesburg next Saturday.