Springboks lock De Jager banned for 1 match

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Lood de Jager of South Africa makes the line out call during the 2016 Castle Lager Rugby Championship game between South Africa and Australia at Loftus Versveld, Pretoria

Lood de Jager of South Africa makes the line out call during the 2016 Castle Lager Rugby Championship game between South Africa and Australia at Loftus Versveld, Pretoria (Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Springboks lock Lood De Jager has been suspended for one match after admitting a charge of foul play committed during the Rugby Championship match against New Zealand last weekend.

De Jager received a yellow card for a shoulder charge at a ruck in the 72nd minute of the match, won 57-15 by the All Blacks.

He was later cited over the incident and pleaded guilty at a judicial hearing on Monday. The one-match ban means De Jager will miss the Springboks match against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Nov. 5.

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