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Referee assaulted

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, August 02, 2014

A REFEREE was allegedly assaulted yesterday by two students of Navosa Central College following their loss to All Saints Secondary School in the Fiji Secondary Schools Tier II U19 semi-final held in Labasa.

And police has labelled the case a minor one adding that they would await for medical reports to determine whether to lay charges or not.

Spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the two students were questioned.

"The case was a minor one and we are waiting medical report before we decide whether to lay charges or not," he said.

Fiji Secondary Schools Rugby Union president Napolioni Silatolu has reminded students of the rules that exist.

He said those involved in the secondary school rugby matches should refrain from assaulting match officials and follow the proper channel of addressing grievances.

Silatolu has also called on school officials to control their teams and ensure they follow the rules.

The referee's father, Kenani Tadulala, in an interview with this newspaper said after his son was allegedly assaulted, parents and a few officials of the Navosa Central College team walked up to his son and asked to take his pictures.

Tadulala said those who came asked his son to show where he was punched so they could take pictures.

The disappointed father who groomed his son into his part-time rugby officiating career added that it was sad that students allegedly assaulted his son.

"He had been refereeing some big games around the country and those older players respected him. But these students had no respect for his decision and allegedly punched the right side of his face," he said.

""This is unacceptable behaviour and it is alarming that this is coming from children who are expected to be our future rugby stars."








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