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Chiefs prop Tameifuna issued with off field yellow

Ben Tameifuna has been issued with an an off-field yellow card

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Article Published: Saturday 6 July 2013|

Chiefs Tighthead prop Ben Tameifuna has been issued with an an off-field yellow card for contravening Law 10.4 (m) - "Acts contrary to good sportsmanship".

According to Law 10.4 (m), " A player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship in the playing enclosure " dangerous grabbing on an opponent without the ball."

Chiefs prop Tameifuna put his hand over Crusaders prop Wyatt Crockett's face and eye area in the Chiefs loss to the Crusaders.

The act was deemed to have been deliberate and SANZAR felt that the sustained grappling head-lock action had the potential to cause injury to Crockett's facial area and was an act contrary to good sportsmanship.

The incident happened in the 15th minute of the match in Christchurch at AMI Stadium.

The incident was not acted upon by the match officials at the time and on further review of the match footage the citing commissioner deemed an off-field yellow card was appropriate.

An off-field yellow card may be issued by the Sanzar citing commissioner for foul play incidents that are very close to, but in his opinion do not meet the red card threshold for citings.

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