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!
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
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.