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Bismarck du Plessis, who was sent-off by Romain Poite during their Rugby Championship match against the All Blacks at Eden Park, Auckland on September 14, was the 69th player dismissed in a cap-match played by one of the eight senior nations (ie the Five Nations and Tri-Nations.)
Du Plessis's red card - the result of being shown two yellows - was subsequently rescinded.
|Bismarck du Plessis (SA)||R Poite||NZ v SA||2013|
|AT Tuilagi (Sm)||P Gauzere||Sa v Sm||2013|
|S K Warburton (W)||A C Rolland||W v F||2011|
|P B Williams (Sm)||N Owens||SA v Sm||2011|
|D A Mitchell (A)||C Joubert||A v NZ||2010|
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