28 May 2014

Strauss suspended for 3 weeks

5:46 am on 28 May 2014

The Springbok hooker Adriaan Strauss will miss the two home tests against Wales next month after he was given a three-week suspension from all forms of rugby by a SANZAR disciplinary hearing.

Strauss pleaded guilty to lifting Stormers winger Kobus van Wyk off the ground in a tackle and failing to bring him down safely in the Cheetahs' 33-nil defeat at Newlands at the weekend.

The 28-year-old Strauss will miss South Africa's match against a World XV on June 7 and two tests against Wales.

He will be available to play Scotland on June 28th.

His place in the Springbok squad currently training in Durban has been taken by uncapped Bulls hooker Callie Visagie.

Strauss shared the starting hooker role in the Springbok side with Bismark du Plessis last year.