Player charged with assault and facing life ban after punching referee in club rugby match

first_imgTuesday Jul 30, 2019 Player charged with assault and facing life ban after punching referee in club rugby match A club rugby player in New Zealand faces a potential life ban after he punched a volunteer referee in a match in Middlemarch, Otago, on Saturday. Brief footage of the incident was uploaded to facebook, showing the disgusting act.ADVERTISEMENTIt was the end of a tense final between Strath Taieri and Crescent in the senior grade. As reported by NZ Herald, the Crescent player was called over by referee Brandon Hale after he had barged into an opposition player who was picking up the ball to take a penalty.After talking to the offender, the referee issued a red card, to which the player reacted by throwing a wild punch, hitting him in the shoulder and head.The 27-year-old player has now been charged with common assault by the police. He is due to appear in Dunedin District Court next week.The Otago Rugby Football Union has also started it’s own judicial process, and will push for a life ban.“We were just killing the time, running the ball up, but with 10 seconds to go this guy just came up and donged one of our players,” said Strath Taieri president Shane Taylor.“We are certain the ORFU will will deal with it in the way they see fit. It’s really put a dampner on the game but the way Crescent dealt with it was admirable.”ADVERTISEMENTThe footage is a bit shaky as the crowd erupted in shock, and a small melee ensued, but that was soon stopped and the match continued. The home side, Strath Taieri, won 29-24. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more