Tackle costs Strauss R300k

2014-05-27 13:37
Adriaan Strauss (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss's suspension for a tip tackle is likely to cost him in excess of R300 000.

Strauss was on Tuesday suspended from all forms of the game up to and including Saturday, June 21, meaning he will miss the Springboks' matches against the World XV (June 7) and Wales on June 14 and 21.

While Strauss wasn't a shoo-in to start in all three of those games, he would at least have been part of the match-day squads.

Sport24 believes the Springbok players will earn in the region of R95 000 per game for the June internationals. That excludes bonuses, which means Strauss stands to lose more than R300 000 for his tip tackle on Stormers wing Kobus van Wyk at Newlands last weekend.

Strauss was an outsider for the Springbok captaincy after incumbent Jean de Villiers was ruled out for eight weeks, but this suspension will put pay to any hopes Strauss harboured of taking over the armband.

Bulls hooker Callie Visagie was called up to the Springbok squad as a replacement for Strauss.

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