16 May 2017

Naholo banned for a week

11:20 am on 16 May 2017

The Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo has been suspended for one week after being red carded in their Super Rugby win over the Bulls in Pretoria last weekend.

Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo.

Highlanders winger Waisake Naholo. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Naholo was shown a red card by referee Jaco van Heerden after a late shoulder collected a Bulls player in the face.

The Highlanders were then forced to play the last 17 minutes with just 14 men and managed to record a 17-10 win.

The All Black will miss the Highlanders game against the Western Force in Perth this weekend.

The SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee accepted a guilty plea from Naholo.

The Committee decided Naholo's actions breached the Red Card threshold.