23 Sep 2009

Fourie gains small victory

5:59 am on 23 September 2009

The Springboks centre Jaque Fourie has had a small victory in an appeal against a four match ban for a dangerous tackle on the All Black centre Ma'a Nonu in the tri-nations match in Hamilton 10 days ago.

A Sanzar appeal committee agreed the tackle was a lifting one and in breach of IRB law but it found that in all the circumstances the penalty was inappropriate.

The sanction was amended so that Fourie's suspension is for just under 3 weeks which means he will be unavailable for just two Currie Cup matches.