After all the dust has settled from this weekends loss to the Australians, there are two players who will be having a rest.
Jaque Fourie becomes the 3rd Springbok to currently be out of action for suspension, joining Bakkies “The Enforcer” Botha (9 Weeks) and Jean De Villiers (2 Weeks) who were suspended after rounds 1 and two respectively.
Irish referee George Clancy dished out a yellow card to Fourie for a dangerous tackle in the 3rd minute of the 30 – 13 loss to Australia. Fourie is supended until 22 August and will miss the next Springbok match on 21 August against the All Blacks.
Quade Cooper may have gotten away with house breaking but the SANZAR judiciary is not that easy to get away from and he has been served with a 2 week suspension. Cooper also earned a yellow card after the assistant referee brought a tip tackle to referee Clancy’s attention.
Quade Cooper’s suspension will be a major blow to the Australians as they will not have his much needed services for the two upcoming tri-nations matches against New Zealand. Wallaby coach Robbie Deans had the following to say on the suspension. ‘‘Obviously Quade’s disappointed and we’re disappointed but we’re in the process now of contemplating where to from here. ‘We may contemplate appealing.’’Tweet