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Louw cleared of punching

2012-12-05 10:26
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Cape Town - Springbok and Bath star flank Francois Louw has been cleared on a punching charge by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing.

VIDEO: Francois Louw's punch

Louw appeared before an RFU disciplinary hearing after receiving a red card for punching or striking an opponent, contrary to Law 10.4 (a), in his Aviva Premiership teams 17-12 loss to Leicester Tigers last Saturday, December 1.

The citing was dismissed in its entirety, suggesting that the referee had erred in sending Louw off in the first place, or at the very least that the incident warranted a lesser penalty.

The 27-year-old Louw was impressive for the Springboks on their recent European tour, playing a vital role in helping his country claim three successive wins over Ireland, Scotland and England.

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