Ex-Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna in alleged scrap with team-mate in Paris

Ben Tameifuna, pictured playing for Waikato in 2015, was alleged to have had a fight with a Paris 92 team-mate in France.
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Ben Tameifuna, pictured playing for Waikato in 2015, was alleged to have had a fight with a Paris 92 team-mate in France.

Former Chiefs and Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna was allegedly involved in a fight with a Racing 92 club teammate in Paris, according to French media.

Tameifuna and fellow front rower Viliamu Afatia allegedly got in a scrap with each other near the Champs-Elysees in Paris, hours after their home defeat to Lyon, French newspaper Le Parisien reported.

Racing 92 has had its share of trouble with New Zealand players in the past 18 months. Former All Blacks lock Ali Williams was fined around $2300 and convicted of purchasing cocaine in April last year, while another All Blacks star, Dan Carter, was charged with drink driving in February.

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Le Parisien reported that the 135kg Tameifuna, who played more than 60 Super Rugby games for the Chiefs before joining Racing in 2015, proved a difficult catch for French police because his forearms were too large for the handcuffs.

The newspaper alleged Afatia was found with his face "bloody and swollen" by French police and spent the night in hospital.

It was reported he won't press charges. Tameifuna was put in a prison cell for the night.

 

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