Bok gets three-week ban
NEWS: Daniel du Preez of Sale Sharks and Ed Slater of Gloucester each appeared before an online independent disciplinary panel on Wednesday.
Both players were cited by independent citing commissioner John Byett following the match between Gloucester and Sale Sharks on Saturday, January 2.
Springbok Du Preez for striking with shoulder, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.12 or in the alternate reckless or dangerous play, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.11 and Slater for dangerous play in a ruck or maul, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.20.
Du Preez accepted the alternate charge and was given a three-week suspension by the independent disciplinary panel comprising Gareth Graham (chair) with Martyn Wood and Guy Lovgreen.
He is free to play again January 26.
Slater accepted the charge and was given a four week suspension by the same independent disciplinary panel. He is free to play again on February 2.