Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been cited for acting against the spirit of good sportsmanship, after referee Glen Jackson was allegedly shoved.
The incident occurred during Waikato's Week 3 NPC Cup match against North Habour at QBE Stadium on Saturday.
The alleged incident occurred in the 72nd minute of the match when Jackson was knocked off his feet. The incident was noted by Citing Commissioner John Wootton.
Tameifuna has been cited under law 10.4 (m) which deems that a player must not do anything that is against the spirit of good sportsmanship in the playing enclosure.
His case will be heard on Wednesday September 3, by Judicial Officer Chris Morris by video conference.