South African replacement prop Dean Greyling has been suspended for two weeks for his strike on All Blacks captain Richie McCaw in Saturday's Test in Dunedin.

Greyling pleaded guilty before the Sanzar judiciary on a charge of striking after he hit McCaw in what All Blacks coach Steve Hansen labelled a "cheap shot" in the 64th minute.

Greyling is suspended from all rugby up to and including September 30, meaning he will miss the Springboks' game against the Wallabies in Pretoria that day.

He will however be available for selection for their return clash with the All Blacks, and McCaw, in Johannesburg the following week.

Greyling was found guilty by judiciary officer Paul Tully of recklessly using his forearm in a dangerous way while cleaning out a ruck, making contact in a dangerous way with McCaw's head.

"Although there was no injury complained of, the action had potential to cause serious injury," Mr Tully said.

Greyling was given a yellow card after the incident.

NZ Newswire

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