Griquas fullback Willie le Roux has been handed a one-match suspension for the tip tackle on Bulls opposite number Jürgen Visser that saw him yellow-carded during Friday night’s game.
Le Roux had just played a starring role in Griquas’ first try, which was dotted down by winger Rocco Jansen after a great break by the fullback. The tackle, which some pundits felt was closer to a red-card offence in severity, saw him removed from the field for ten minutes – a period which allowed the Bulls to properly snuff out any real prospects of a Griquas stranglehold on the match.
The suspension means le Roux won’t be eligible to face Western Province in Griquas’ first home match of the season this weekend. According to a report in Volksblad, Francois Brummer is expected to move from flyhalf to fullback, with Marnitz Boshoff (also a former Bulls age-group pivot) taking over in the number 10 jersey.
Griquas will also be without wing Luzuko Vulindlu (out for a few weeks with an eye injury) and centre JP Nel (season-ending hand injury) this weekend and are expected to name their team later today.Tweet