WATCH: Video footage emerges of player striking referee

A rugby player has been arrested in Australia and faces a life ban after he was charged with assaulting a referee during an under-19s grand final.

Maitland Blacks flanker Mark Meafua, 18, allegedly lashed out at referee Niklas Gaal, 19, striking him on the jaw during Saturday’s match against the Newcastle Wanderers in the NSW Hunter region.

The video has now emerged.

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