Rugby

Bok flank Louw cops two-week ban

2017-02-23 07:25
Francois Louw (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Bath and Springbok flank Francois Louw has been slapped with a two-week ban for committing a dangerous tackle.

According to BBC Sport, the ban was handed down by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) following Bath’s 22-12 English Premiership win over Harlequins at the weekend.

Despite pleading not guilty, Louw was found guilty of tip-tackling scrumhalf Charlie Mulchrone in the first half of the match.

“The panel could not reduce the sanction further in light of the fact the player denied any act of foul play had been committed,” a statement from the RFU read.

Louw’s team-mate, Samoan scrumhalf Kahn Fotuali'i, was also handed a two-week ban after pleaded guilty to a charge of "punching or striking".

The duo could make their returns against Saracens on March 26.

The 31-year-old Louw boasts 52 Tests for the Springboks, with his last international appearance coming against the All Blacks in Durban last year.

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