Bands the peacemaker

Springbok prop Richard Bands was cleared of any foul play by a judiciary. His Bulls teammates Johan Wasserman and Frikkie Welsh were not as fortunate.

And neither were the three Griffons players involved in a free for all in the Vodacom Cup match at the weekend.

The Griffons players received between two and five week suspensions, Wasserman was suspended for two weeks and Welsh got three weeks.

Bands, the judiciary found, was not involved. He tried to stop the fight and did not add to the drama.

It is the second successive suspension for Wasserman, who was suspended after a fight in the Bulls Super 14 match against the Waratahs.

Bands has been cleared for immediate selection, be it for the Vodacom Cup or Super 14 squad.