One week ban for Tameifuna

Tue, 07 Aug 2012 06:56
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Chiefs prop Ben Taimefuna has been handed a one-week ban for his dangerous tackle on Ryan Kankowski, but will only miss a club game as a result.

Chiefs prop Ben Taimefuna has been handed a one-week ban for his dangerous tackle on Ryan Kankowski, but will only miss a club game as a result.

The young tighthead was cited for his tackle on the Sharks No.8 during the Super Rugby Final in Hamilton last week, and has been suspended from all forms of the game up to and including August 18.

The Chiefs players who did not make the All Blacks squad have all been given a two-week break before joining their NPC teams, so in effect the ban will only prevent him from playing in the final of the Hawke's Bay club competition this weekend as he has been dropped from the All Blacks squad to make way for Charlie Faumuina.

Tameifuna pleaded guilty to making initial contact above the line of the shoulder, with his left arm making contact with the head region.

SANZAR Duty Judicial Officer Nicholas Davidson QC assessed the case and took into account the guilty plea as well as the fact that Kankowski was not injured and continued to play after the incident.

Davidson concluded that contact was anticipated from an orthodox crouched position, the first point of contact was to the right arm of the Sharks No.8 but Tameifuna rose in the tackle and his arm then made contact with the chin/neck region of the ball carrier.

It was not thus direct contact to the head, but the way the tackle was executed carried risk of such contact. There was no injury, and no effect on the game.

In the circumstances, the lower end entry point of two weeks sanction was considered and allowance for a plea of guilty to one week's suspension, accepted by the player.

Because the competition concluded with this game between the Chiefs and the Sharks, the rules require consideration of the playing schedule.

Davidson was advised that Tameifuna would not play in the final of the Hawkes Bay Club Competition this weekend, and thus the one week's suspension imposed is to encompass all rugby up to and including Saturday August 18, including a scheduled NPC warm-up match.

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Wed, 31 May 2017
New Zealand U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
England U20 v Samoa U20 07h00 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v France U20 09h30 Tbilisi
Ireland U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
Australia U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
Fri, 02 June 2017
Blues v Reds 07h35 Auckland
Sat, 03 June 2017
Crusaders v Highlanders 02h35 Christchurch
Chiefs v Waratahs 05h05 Hamilton
NZ Barbarians v B&I Lions 07h35 Toll Stadium
Brumbies v Rebels 09h45 Canberra
Force v Hurricanes 11h35 Perth
Sun, 04 June 2017
Ireland U20 v Scotland U20 07h00 AIA Arena
Argentina U20 v France U20 07h00 Tbilisi
New Zealand U20 v Italy U20 09h30 AIA Arena
Australia U20 v Samoa U20 09h30 Tbilisi
South Africa U20 v Georgia U20 12h00 Tbilisi
England U20 v Wales U20 14h30 Tbilisi
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 28 May 2017
Lions v Kings 54 | 10
Sat, 27 May 2017
Jaguares v Brumbies 15 | 39
Munster v Scarlets 22 | 46
Sharks v Stormers 22 | 10
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 20 | 23
Bulls v Hurricanes 20 | 34
Rebels v Crusaders 19 | 41
Highlanders v Waratahs 44 | 28
Sunwolves v Cheetahs 7 | 47
Fri, 26 May 2017
Reds v Force 26 | 40
Blues v Chiefs 16 | 16
Sun, 21 May 2017
Waratahs v Rebels 50 | 23
Sat, 20 May 2017
Kings v Brumbies 10 | 19
Munster v Ospreys 23 | 3
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 21 | 20
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 12 5 0 7 28
Waratahs 12 4 0 8 19
Force 12 4 0 8 17
Reds 12 3 0 9 16
Rebels 12 1 1 10 8
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 13 13 0 0 59
Hurricanes 12 10 0 2 48
Highlanders 13 10 0 3 45
Chiefs 12 9 1 2 45
Blues 13 6 1 6 33
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 12 7 0 5 34
Cheetahs 13 3 0 10 16
Bulls 12 3 0 9 15
Sunwolves 12 1 0 11 7
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 13 12 0 1 56
Sharks 13 9 1 3 42
Jaguares 12 5 0 7 24
Kings 12 4 0 8 19