Hurricanes winger Kobus van Wyk has been suspended for three weeks, ruling him out of the final round of Super Rugby Aotearoa.
Van Wyk was hauled before the Sanzaar judiciary over a spear tackle in last Saturday’s 31-18 win over the Chiefs and pleaded guilty to the offence.
This means the former Sharks and Stormers flyer will sit out Saturday’s match against the Highlanders in Dunedin.
With New Zealand’s domestic Super Rugby competition winding up this week and uncertainty over when a new season will start, it is anyone’s guess when van Wyk’s suspension will complete.
He is also set to join English club Leicester Tigers.
Meanwhile, despite Sunday’s Blues vs Crusaders match in Auckland cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, Saturday’s one in Dunedin will go ahead under Level 2 restrictions with no fans allowed.