23rd October 04:21 PM
Formal complaint against Fiji Drua for eye-gouging in Vikings clash
By Semi Turaga
Monday 02/10/2017
Vikings hooker Folau Faingaa

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.

It is not clear which Drua player was involved but he 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.

The Fox Sports footage was inconclusive as Faingaa's head was blocked by three Fijian players trying to remove him from the ball.

There is no word of a judicial process at this stage.

This is 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.

The Fiji Airways Drua will face Greater Sydney Rams at 4pm Saturday.

Source: CanberraTimes

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