Springbok prop Dean Greyling was suspended for two weeks by SANZAR Judicial Officer Paul Tully after pleading guilty to a charge of contravening Law 10.4 (a), Punching or Striking, after he was cited for an incident in The Castle Rugby Championship match against New Zealand in Dunedin.
In his finding, Mr Tully ruled that Greyling “recklessly used his forearm such that he made contact in a dangerous way with the head of New Zealand player Ritchie McCaw”, whilst in the process of cleaning out at a ruck in the 64th minute of the match.
Although there was no injury complained of, the action had potential to cause serious injury, said Mr Tully. The player was issued with a yellow card.
Greyling has been suspended from all forms of the game for two weeks up to and including 30 September 2012.