Bismarck given all-clear for Final

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:11
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Hooker Bismarck du Plessis is free to play for the Sharks in the Currie Cup Final at Newlands after being found not guilty of stamping.

Hooker Bismarck du Plessis is free to play for the Sharks in the Currie Cup Final against Western Province at Newlands after being found not guilty of stamping.

Du Plessis appeared before a South African Rugby Union judicial committee in Cape Town on Monday, after he was cited for allegedly stamping on Free State Cheetahs flank Pieter Labuschagne in their semifinal at Kings Park in Durban at the weekend.

The Bok No.2 received a yellow card in the 65th minute of the match, won 33-22 by the Sharks.

Advocate André Oosthuizen on Monday reserved his judgment on the matter, and cleared Du Plessis of the charge on Tuesday.

In his judgement, 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 enquiry, the contact Du Plessis made with Labuschagne was accidental.  

Meanwhile, the Sharks are still sweating on the availability of tighthead prop Jannie du Plessis after he damaged his hand in training last week.

The Sharks did not confirm if the cast on his left hand was indeed for a fractured bone as some media reports suggested.

Loose forward Jean Deysel, who came off 20 minutes into the semifinal with a hamstring injury, will also undergo an assessment on Tuesday to determine his availability.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 22 July 2017
Lions v Sharks 12h30 Johannesburg
Stormers v Chiefs 15h00 Cape Town
Griquas v Blue Bulls 17h30 Kimberley
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 12h30 Nelspruit
Fri, 28 July 2017
Golden Lions v Griquas 17h00 Johannesburg
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 22 July 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
Highlanders v Reds 40 | 17
Sat, 08 July 2017
Stormers v Sunwolves 52 | 15
Bulls v Kings 30 | 31
Waratahs v Jaguares 27 | 40
CURRIE CUP
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Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 1 1 0 0 5
Blue Bulls 0 0 0 0 0
Griquas 0 0 0 0 0
Golden Lions 0 0 0 0 0
Pumas 0 0 0 0 0
Western Province 0 0 0 0 0
Sharks 1 0 0 1 0