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Jasper Wiese cops ban extending into Rugby Championship after red card

By Josh Raisey
Leicester's Jasper Wiese sees red (Photo by Graham Chadwick/Getty Images)

South Africa No8 Jasper Wiese will miss his country’s series with Ireland in July after receiving a six-match ban following a red card in his final Leicester Tigers appearance.

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The 28-year-old was sent off by referee Karl Dickson with 13 minutes remaining of the Tigers’ 40-22 victory over Exeter Chiefs at Welford Road in the final game of the regular season.

The 27-cap Springbok had picked up opposite man Ross Vintcent at a ruck and dropped him on his head.

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Following a hearing this week, Wiese has been banned for six games by the RFU, all of which will be South Africa matches now Leicester’s season is over, and will run into the Rugby Championship in August.

An RFU statement reads: “The case of Jasper Wiese, Leicester Tigers, was heard by an independent disciplinary panel chaired by Jeremy Summers sitting with Martyn Wood and Olly Kohn.

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“He was shown a red card for lifting another player off the ground and dropping or driving that player so that their head and/or upper body makes contact with the ground, contrary to World Rugby Law 9.18, during a game against Exeter Chiefs on 18 May 2024.

“The player admitted the charge and received a six-match ban.”

Provided Wiese is released by Leicester to South Africa for their fixture against Wales on June 22, and that the SARU confirm after July 13 that he is required to play against Portugal on July 20, the six matches he will miss will be:

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South Africa v Wales (Twickenham)
South Africa v Ireland (Pretoria)
South Africa v Ireland (Durban)
South Africa v Portugal (Bloemfontein)
Australia v South Africa
Australia v South Africa

The ban was announced on the same day that Wiese was named in the Gallagher Premiership team of the season for the third consecutive season.

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John 30 days ago

is he the best 8 available for RSA?

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Burger 31 days ago

Totally - there was no malice, he just got it wrong and soft landing. Guess that's what you get for winning the WC.

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Bull Shark 31 days ago

A stupid, stupid thing to do. But a 6 game ban seems a tad over the top.

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