Stander to learn fate on Monday

2016-06-12 20:45
CJ Stander (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Red-carded Ireland flank CJ Stander should discover on Monday whether he can play any further part in the three-Test series against South Africa.

His sending off this weekend during the first half of a shock 26-20 win over the Springboks, Ireland's first in South Africa, led to a disciplinary hearing in Cape Town on Sunday, which adjourned after five hours.

It resumes on Monday at 10:00 in Johannesburg, where both teams are now based ahead of the second Test there.

Stander got his marching orders after an aerial collision with South Africa flyhalf Patrick Lambie, who retired concussed and has been ruled out of the second Test.

Irish officials believe Stander, 23, was making a genuine attempt to charge down a Lambie chip when the collision occurred.

Ireland's New Zealander coach Joe Schmidt defended his player and suggested French referee Mathieu Raynal was influenced by Lambie's injury.

"I thought the red card was very, very harsh," he told reporters.

"CJ had both hands extended - once you are in the air you cannot change your trajectory.

"Sometimes, I think when there is an injury like that, the consequence is that a card comes out."

New Springboks coach Allister Coetzee did not comment on the incident.

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