4 Sep 2014

Big Ben cited for pushing ref

6:05 am on 4 September 2014

The Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been cited after allegedly pushing the referee in last weekend's ITM Cup match against North Harbour in Albany.

Chiefs and Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna

Chiefs and Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Tameifuna has been cited for acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship.

He was seen to push referee Glen Jackson out of his way as he was fanning out from a ruck in defence.

Tameifuna has been cited under law 10.4 (m) which deems that a player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship in the playing enclosure.

His case will be heard Thursday.