Shaw hit with two-week ban

Second-rower sanctioned for dangerous play

Last Updated: 05/07/09 2:37pm

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Shaw leads with his knee on Du Preez

Shaw leads with his knee on Du Preez

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British and Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw has been handed a two-week ban after being cited for dangerous play during Saturday's third Test victory over South Africa.

Shaw was found guilty of deliberately striking Springboks scrum-half Fourie du Preez with his knee just before half-time in the Lions memorable 28-9 triumph in Johannesburg.

The 35-year-old was shown a yellow card by Australian referee Stuart Dickinson showed Shaw for the offence in the 37th minute of the game at Ellis Park.

He was subsequently summoned to appear at a disciplinary hearing on Sunday where he was found guilty and handed his suspension.

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