Johannesburg – Western Province flank and captain Deon Fourie is free to resume his Currie Cup duties after being cleared of foul play, the SA Rugby Union (Saru) said on Wednesday.
Fourie was cited for making contact with Sharks' flank Keegan Daniel's eye area during their Currie Cup clash at Newlands last Saturday.
He appeared before a Saru judicial committee in Cape Town on Tuesday and was cleared of any infringement, resulting in the citing being dismissed.
In his findings, judicial officer Donny Jacobs declared that the evidence presented did not show intent by Fourie to injure Daniel, but rather that the player had tried to free himself from Daniel's grip after being pulled to ground. – Sapa