Bulls lock Bakkies Botha has been handed a 4 week suspension.
Botha was cited on Sunday by citing commissioner Freek Burger after “entering the ruck without binding to a player” and ramming head first into diminutive Stormers wing Gio Aplon.
The outcome of the hearing was that he had recklessly and dangersously cleaned a ruck and the 4 week suspension was handed out.
Bakkies was captain of the Bulls team for the fixture and was being given match time to get him ready for the semi final and possible finals of the Super 14 competition.
The ban also rules him out of the Springbok tests against France and Wales.Tweet