Bismarck to face the music

Sun, 15 Sep 2013 07:28
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Following initial consideration by the SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Adam Casselden, Bismarck du Plessis will appear at a SANZAR Judicial Hearing.

The Springbok hooker was issued with a red card for receiving two yellow cards during the match at the weekend between New Zealand and South Africa in The Rugby Championship.

His first yellow card came in the 17th minute when a tackle on All Blacks flyhalf Dan Carter was deemed dangerous by referee Romain Poite, and the second came in the 47th minute for leading with his arm and hitting Liam Messam in a tackle.

Carter, who has been ruled out for six weeks with a shoulder injury,  tweeted after the game: "Nothing wrong with the tackle. Fell awkwardly and popped my AC joint #gutted #smashedembro."

The Judicial Officer for the Hearing will be Terry Willis. The hearing will be held by video conference on 17 September at a time that is to be confirmed.