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Sharks flanker Deysel banned for 3 weeks for stamping during Super Rugby win over Crusaders

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DURBAN, South Africa - Sharks flanker Jean Deysel has been suspended for three weeks after pleading guilty to stamping during a 30-25 Super Rugby win over the Crusaders in Christchurch last weekend.

Deysel was red-carded in the 16th minute for stamping on the head of Jordan Taufua after a tackle as the Durban-based Sharks defended their tryline.

In a statement Wednesday, competition organizers SANZAR said judicial chairman Jannie Lubbe suspended Deysel from all rugby until June 7, meaning he'll miss at least two Super Rugby matches.

Lubbe said stamping or trampling on another player "is an offence that cannot be tolerated in the game because not only is it totally against the spirit of the game, but it carries an inherent potential danger of serious injury to players, especially when contact is made in the head/face area."

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