Bissie’s red turns to green

It’s all systems go for the Springbok green machine Bismarck du Plessis. His red card has been removed from his Test playing CV – courtesy of the IRB.

The IRB confirmed Du Plessis is cleared to play with immediate effect and that he should not have received the first yellow card; hence the red (following a second yellow) does not apply.

Du Plessis is available to play Australia in Cape Town on September 28.