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Pupil slapped with ban for assault on referee

Pupil slapped with ban for assault on referee. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

A PUPIL from Daniëlskuil High School who plays for the Under-15 rugby team pleaded guilty to assaulting a match official during a rugby game that was played between Daniëlskuil and Kathu recently.

A viral video circulated on social media showing how an assistant coach, spectators, and two pupils from the school assaulted the referee.

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The formal hearing into the incident was held in Kimberley by the GriquaLand West Rugby Union on Thursday night.

According to the Chairman of the Griqualand-West Rugby Referee Society, Kat Swanepoel, it was decided to ban the pupil for 24 rugby matches. The hearing for the other pupil involved in the incidentt was postponed.

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