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August 19, 2002

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— A referee in an under-10 rugby league was punched and kicked to the ground when he ended a game early because it was becoming too violent. A 38-year-old man was charged with assault and faces a ban from attending games. Referee Neil Galvin had bruises and cuts on his face and was kicked in the chest, police said Sunday. Ellerslie was leading Papakura 60-0 when Galvin ended the game a few minutes early. He had already ejected one player after two warnings for head-high tackles.

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