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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Springbok Suspended

WELLINGTON, New Zealand () -- A New Zealand rugby union judicial committee on Sunday suspended South African flanker Andre Venter for three-weeks for stomping on All Black captain Sean Fitzpatrick during a Tri-Nations test.

Venter received the first red card of the series, for stomping on the face of the New Zealand captain in Saturday's test at Auckland.

South Africa's record 35-55 loss to New Zealand in Auckland means it is now impossible for it to win the Tri-Nations championship.