Springbok flank forward Schalk Burger was cited for a dangerous tackle in the Currie Cup match between Western Province and the Pumas at Newlands on Saturday evening but he was cleared of foul play.
Samoa’s controversial midfielder Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu may be facing a life ban from the game, but he refuses to go quietly.
Italy’s Leonardo Ghiraldini has been given a 15 week ban from rugby after he was found guilty of ‘gouging’ the eyes of Ireland prop Cian Healy during the teams’ World Cup pool match last weekend.
French utility back Fabrice Estebanez has been suspended for 3 weeks after admitting to a ‘dangerous tip tackle’ in the match against Tonga.
Georgia winger Lekso Gugava was on Monday suspended for five weeks after being found guilty of making a ‘dangerous tip tackle’ in his team’s final World Cup pool game against Argentina.
England winger Delon Armitage has been suspended for this weekend’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final with France but will be available for the Semi-final if England progress.
Armitage was cited for making a dangerous tackle in England’s 16-12 Pool B match against Scotland at Auckland’s Eden Park last Saturday.
Fiji backrower Dominiko Waqaniburotu will almost certainly miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup after being suspended for three weeks.
England’s Courtney Lawes has been suspended for two Rugby World Cup matches after being found guilty of recklessly striking an opponent with his knee.