CJ Stander to miss Saturday's second Test in South Africa after receiving a one-game ban
Published 13/06/2016 | 20:13
Ireland will have to cope without CJ Stander for their second Test against the Springboks in Johannesburg after the flanker received a one-game ban.
The Munster captain was shown a red card by French official Mathieu Raynal for a dangerous challenge on out-half Pat Lambie.
Australian disciplinary official Terry Willis adjudicated for two days on the hearing, before issuing a two-week suspension that has been reduced to seven days as a result of Stander's good prior record.
That means the blindside will be available for a potential series decider against the 'Boks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday week.
Lambie will also miss the second Test as a result of the concussion he suffered in the incident and Morné Steyn has been called up in his place.
Ireland have 48 hours to appeal the decision and will review the written ruling before deciding on the next course of action.