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Lengthy match ban for South Africa prop

South Africa women's rugby  prop Cebisa Kula has recieved a nine-match ban after being found guilty of stamping in her side's clash against Wales on Tuesday.

The front row player will miss South Africa's remaining three games at the World Cup and next six scheduled games that she is due to play after the tournament.

Kula attended a disciplinary hearing on Thursday after being cited for the offence. She has until tomorrow to appeal the decision.

IRB Judicial Officer Jeremy Summers (England) regarded Kula's stamp as a top-end offence and thus the lenghty match-suspension.

She is second front row player to recieve a match ban for stamping at this World Cup with Wales' Jenny Davies also banned for three games after being found guilty of the same offence in the opening game against Australia.

Seperately American hooker Maurin Wallace (USA)was also cited for punching or striking in the match against Ireland but she was cleared of any foul play by IRB Judicial Officer Simon Thomas (Wales).