24 May 2011

Cheetahs winger suspended for headbutt

6:12 am on 24 May 2011

The Cheetahs wing Ryno Benjamin has been given a two-week Super Rugby ban for head-butting Melbourne Rebels centre and captain Stirling Mortlock in their weekend match.

Benjamin received a red card in the closing minutes of the southern hemisphere championship match at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein and Mortlock got a yellow card for retaliating.

The suspension rules Benjamin out of South African derbies against defending champions the Bulls in Pretoria next Sunday and Coastal Sharks in Bloemfontein the following weekend.