Vikings lodge formal complain for eye gouging
Vashneel Prasad/Canberra Times
October 1, 2017 7:09 pm
The Canberra Vikings have lodged a formal citing of a Fiji Drua player after a shocking on-field incident in their National Rugby Championship clash on Friday night.
Vikings hooker Folau Faingaa accused a Fijian player of eye gouging him at the bottom of a ruck in the first half of Canberra’s thumping 66-5 win at Viking Park.
The incident soured Fiji’s first trip to the capital and the player involved could face a lengthy ban if found guilty of the alleged action.
Faingaa won a penalty at a ruck, but fell to his knees and clutched his eyes after the referee blew his whistle.
It could be the second ugly incident of Fiji’s debut NRC season after hooker Samu Suguturaga was banned for 20 weeks after being found guilty of biting Brisbane City captain Andrew Ready.
Meanwhile, Fijian Drua takes on Greater Sydney Rams on Saturday.