Morne Steyn received a one-week ban after being found guilty at a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday.
Steyn was cited for allegedly breaching law 10.4 (a) which deals with the striking of an opponent with, for instance the arm, during following Blue Bulls’ 20-3 semi-final loss against The Sharks in Durban last Saturday.
The Springbok flyhalf is banned from all forms of rugby until 28 October.
Prop Morne Mellet was also cited for his trip on Sharks flyhalf Pat Lambie. But it was decided that the yellow card issued to him in the 30th minute was sufficient punishment.