Chiefs prop suspended

NZ Newswire August 7, 2012, 1:21 pm

Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna has been suspended for one week after being cited for a dangerous tackle in Saturday night's 37-6 Super Rugby final win against the Sharks in Hamilton.

Tameifuna's shoulder-high tackle on Sharks No.8 Ryan Kankowski came in the 47th minute, and Sanzar's citing commissioner decided it met the red card threshold for foul play.

Sanzar judicial officer Nicholas Davidson accepted a guilty plea from Tameifuna, suspending him from all forms of rugby up to and including August 18.

The suspension means Tameifuna will miss the final of the Hawke's Bay club competition as well as a scheduled pre-ITM Cup match.

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  1. Russell01:52pm Thursday 09th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    lisa you would think that being a supporter of them , i am sure they will take a lot of notice of what you think , now or any other time ,stay in the kitchen ,

  2. Richard Crikey07:18pm Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    THE MIGHTY CHIEFS! What's that song I hear Stu, Alan, Rommel etc? Join in.....all together now.........WEEEE ARE THE CHAMPIONS MY FRIENDS.......

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  3. Lisa06:55pm Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    The tackle deserved a sin bin & a week off nothing more:)

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  4. Rua06:29pm Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    That was high alright lucky thing those yappies are damn tuff as concrete, thats why I'll always watch a game of rugby where NZ and African play against each other.

  5. 03:04pm Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Now come on Russell, I might have to report abuse as I am hurt and I have a tear in my eye. I didn't know you loved rugby , I all ways thought you were a soccer pull my shirt over my head and look at my pirates delight a sunken chest"

  6. Russell01:45pm Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    phillip just like you cant turn phillip into a bright boy , and to tangaloa idiots like sam and phillip & ill dunce have plenty to say on football you are typical arrogant mugby supporter , want it all your own way . small minded peasants

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  7. Will06:24am Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Totally agree Phillip. Its pansies like Alan & dikheads Stu that think that this is a non-contact sport. Amazing, it seems like Stu is sitting on his computer just waiting to be the 1st to coment on any rugby story.

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  8. tom01:41am Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    When he frowned his entire head looked like it was going to expose the wrinkled insides!!

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  9. tom01:39am Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    When i first saw this shocking incident i thought it was a mangled tyre head trying to bump off a fender!!!Must have been the fellows hairstyle!!!!

  10. tom01:37am Wednesday 08th August 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    A shocker alright!!Actually the entire team are fringe operators and should receive a 'caution' from the NZRU.Now that Wee Willy has gone they might stop trying to play silly League!!!


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