Drunken outburst costs Racing prop
NEWS: French Top 14 club Racing 92 suspended Tongan international prop Ben Tameifuna for two matches on Friday, after his drunken outburst on October 1 outside a Paris nightclub.
The 26-year-old, who has played three international games since making his debut earlier this year, spent the night in a police sobering cell after insulting officers who saw him on a drunken night out with team-mate Viliamu Afatia.
Tameifuna will miss Saturday's European Champions Cup opener against English side Leicester, and has also been stripped of his "ethics and attendance bonuses for three months".
"This sanction takes into account the fact that Benjamin Tameifuna argued mitigating circumstances, such as his poor command of the French language which prevented him from understanding the demands of the police and led him to panic in front of them," Racing said in a statement.