Boks woes continue

Jaque Fourie has been suspended for four weeks for a dangerous tackle on Richard Brown.

The Springbok centre will miss two Currie Cup matches and the third Tri-Nations Test against the All Blacks at the National Stadium (formerly Soccer City) on August 21.

Fourie is the third Springbok in as many weeks to be suspended for foul play, and it is his second suspension in succession for a dangerous tackle after copping the same ban in 2009 for spear tackling Ma’a Nonu.

Meanwhile, Australia flyhalf Quade Cooper has been forced to sit out for two weeks, also for a dangerous tackle on Morne Steyn. He misses Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks as well as the one in Christchurch in a fortnight.