Bismarck in the clear

2013-10-23 00:00

THE rugby gods — and the SA Rugby Union (Saru) judicial officer — have smiled benignly on Bismarck du Plessis with the Springbok hooker yesterday cleared to play for the Sharks in Saturday’s Currie Cup final against Western Province.

In his judgment, Oosthuizen ruled that based on the facts placed before him by the player and the assistant referee Cobus Wessels, as well as the video footage viewed during the inquiry, “the contact Du Plessis made with Labuschagne was accidental”.

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