Hougaard to miss Blues game

Francois Hougaard has received a one-week suspension following his dangerous tip tackle on Robert Ebersohn.

Sanzar duty judicial officer Mike Heron accepted a guilty plea from Hougaard for contravening Law 10.4 (j) (Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground while that player’s feet are still off the ground). The scrumhalf was red carded in the 62nd minute of the match at the Free State Stadium.

Hougaard will now miss the Bulls’ game against the Blues at Loftus on Saturday, with Jano Vermaak set to start in the No 9 jersey.

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