British and Irish Lions lock Simon Shaw has received a two-week ban after being cited for dangerous play during yesterday's third Test victory over South Africa in Johannesburg, the South Africa Rugby Football Union have announced.
England forward Shaw was found guilty of striking Springboks scrum-half Fourie du Preez with his knee just before half time.
Shaw received a yellow card for the offence, but he was then summoned to appear at a disciplinary hearing today.
As head coach Stuart Lancaster polishes the axe he will soon wield over his World Cup training squad, Exeter Chiefs coach Rob Baxter has backed Jack Nowell, Henry Slade and Luke Cowan-Dickie to be given a stay of execution.
Italy Under-20s held off a late Samoa blitz to retain their place in the World Rugby U20 Championship on Saturday and head coach Alessandro Troncon believes the experience will have served as a valuable lesson for his young troops.