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Ban 'unlikely' to get overturned as Rassie is forced to serve sanction during appeal

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Rassie Erasmus. (Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Rassie Erasmus. (Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Rassie Erasmus will not be allowed to play any part of the Springbok Test against England at Twickenham, even though he and SA Rugby have appealed the ban World Rugby imposed on him and the South African rugby authority.

World Rugby regulations say people who have been sanctioned, but appeal are required to serve out their sanction during such a process, ruling SA Rugby's director of rugby out of this weekend's game.

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