CJ signs off with ban

Springbok prop CJ Van der Linde has played his last game for the national side before heading overseas. [more]

CJ signs off with ban

Springbok prop CJ Van der Linde has played his last game for the national side before heading overseas.

Van der Linde, who recently signed for Irish province Leinster, has been suspended for four weeks after being found guilty of dangerous play at a ruck during South Africa’s Tri-Nations defeat to Australia in Durban on Saturday.
 
Van der Linde faced a SANZAR Disciplinary Committee hearing after he was cited by citing commissioner Steve Hinds of New Zealand for striking Wallaby halfback Sam Cordingley with his head in the eighth minute of the match.

He pleaded guilty to Law 10.4(i) for dangerous play at a ruck and will not be available for selection for next week’s return match with Australia in Johannesburg.

The Free State Cheetah was cleared of contravening Law 10.4(a) relating to deliberately striking an opponent with the head but has been suspended until Monday, 22 September, meaning his next opportunity to play in Springbok colours will be on November’s tour of the UK.

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