Nieuwenhuis cops one game ban
September 18, 2007
Namibia coach Hakkies Husselman has accused Sebastien Chabal of play-acting during the red card incident in Sunday's 87-10 defeat by France.
Chabal was felled by a high tackle from Namibia number eight Jacques Nieuwenhuis in the 19th minute and remained down for several minutes.
Nieuwenhuis was given his marching orders by referee Alain Rolland, who had issued the Africans with two prior warnings over foul play.
But Husselman claims bulldozing lock Chabal, who went on to score two tries, made a meal of the tackle.
``Sebastien Chabal did a good impression of a soccer player,'' he said.
``He put on a good show, then got up and was running again.''
Nieuwenhuis was tonight handed a one-match suspension for the tackle and will now miss Saturday's clash with Argentina in Marseilles.
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