26 Jul 2010

Fourie gets four weeks for spear tackle

7:30 am on 26 July 2010

The South African rugby centre Jaque Fourie has been suspended for four weeks after being cited for a dangerous tackle during their 30-13 Tri Nations Test loss to Australia in Brisbane.

Fourie was cited for a spear tackle on the Wallabies' Richard Brown in the second minute of the match.

Fourie will miss the Springbok's third Tri-Nations clash with the All Blacks next month, and also two Currie Cup matches.

He was suspended last year for a similar offence.