Three-week Super Rugby ban for Sharks centre Louw

A Super Rugby statement said the foul fell in the six-week ban range, but the prompt admittance of guilt by Marius Louw and his good judicial record were mitigating factors.

Marius Louw of the Sharks scores a late during the Super Rugby union match between the Melbourne Rebels of Australia and the Coastal Sharks of South Africa in Melbourne on 23 March 2018. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Sharks centre Marius Louw has been banned from Super Rugby for three weeks after admitting to making a dangerous tackle last weekend, the organisers said Tuesday.

The incident occurred during a 28-14 win for the Sharks over the Melbourne Rebels in Durban and the suspension means he will miss matches against the Bulls, Lions, and Jaguares.

A Super Rugby statement said the foul fell in the six-week ban range, but the prompt admittance of guilt by Louw and his good judicial record were mitigating factors.

Louw usually plays off the bench for the Sharks with Springboks Lukhanyo Am and Andre Esterhuizen the first choice centres of coach Robert du Preez.