Elsom pays for Loftus punches

Rocky Elsom’s flurry of attempted punches on Bulls prop Jaco Engels have seen the fiery flanker banned from Vodacom Super 14 participation for four weeks.

That was the result of a disciplinary hearing held before the Waratahs departed home for Sydney.

The fracas between Engels, Elsom and Matt Dunning saw Dunning yellow carded in the sixth minute of the match, with Engels and Elsom escaping immediate punishment.

Despite being signalled out by the referee, Dunning has only received a one week ban.

Engels’ hearing will be held later in the week, with the ‘Tahs hearings fast-tracked to allow their timeous departure for Australia.