Rugby

NZ prop shoves ref - WATCH!

2014-09-03 10:24
Ben Tameifuna (Getty Images)
Auckland - Former All Blacks squad member Ben Tameifuna faces a lengthy ban for shoving a referee during a provincial match in New Zealand.

VIDEO: Watch 'Big Ben' Tameifuna shove referee Glen Jackson!

The 140kg prop was cited for 'acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship' when he pushed referee Glen Jackson out of the way while defending on the try-line during Waikato's win over North Harbour on Saturday.

Video footage of the incident shows Tameifuna, who plays for the Chiefs in Super Rugby, defending a drive for the line by North Harbour and knocking Jackson off his feet while keeping his eyes fixed on a ruck.

His judicial hearing is scheduled for Thursday, a day later than planned due to a technical failure with the video conference, local media reported.

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