24 Mar 2014

Sport: Samoa A rugby player handed 32 week ban

3:04 pm on 24 March 2014

Samoa A player Ausetalia Vaiomanu has been suspended from all forms of rugby for 32 weeks after being found guilty of physically abusing a match official.

The incident occurred in the Samoans defeat to the Argentina Pampas XV on March the 11th.

Initially, an independent judicial officer imposed a sanction of two weeks but on review this was extended after the player was found to have deliberately used his shoulder into the back of the referee.