Eight-week ban for Springbok prop over 'intentional' head-high hit on Fergus McFadden

Eight-week ban for Springbok prop over 'intentional' head-high hit on Fergus McFadden

Cheetahs prop Ox Nche has received an eight-week ban for his head-high hit on Leinster's Fergus McFadden.

Referee Nigel Owens showed him a yellow card during the game but a disciplinary committee has found that contact with the head was "intentional" and merited a red card.

He was ruled to have broken Law 9.12 for striking with the shoulder.

Nche was handed a 10-week suspension but it was cut by two weeks due to the player's previous good conduct.

He will be free to play from Sunday, May 19.

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