A 25-year-old woman showed up security during the All Blacks’ Test match against Argentina in Napier on Saturday, making a nude dash across the field before being aggressively rounded up.
Security guards have regularly been criticised for their heavy-handed tactics with seemingly harmless pitch invaders – and this treatment of Rose Kupa was way over the top and unnecessary. We should point out that you’d be suspended for three weeks in the NRL for either of these tackles!
As seen in the amateur footage below, the first security guard takes her to ground with a swinging arm, before two more jump on her.
Nevertheless, Kupa remained in good spirits after the incident, saying she “was actually aiming for Richie [McCaw]” when she ran out, instead slapping fullback Israel Dagg on the backside.
Kupa was arrested but not charged for the ‘low-level offence’, although she was given a warning and trespassed from McLean Park for two years.
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