14 Dec 2011

Guildford to miss 4 weeks of rugby

6:43 pm on 14 December 2011

The All Blacks winger Zac Guildford has been suspended from rugby for 4 weeks, following a New Zealand Rugby Union misconduct hearing into incidents in the Cook Islands last month.

The misconduct hearing followed reports of Guildford's alcohol-related behaviour which the NZRU has deemed were unprofessional and brought the game into disrepute.

The NZRU has imposed a number of other sanctions on Guildford including a requirement to undergo alcohol treatment and counselling as directed at his own expense.

NZRU General Manager of Professional Rugby Neil Sorensen says the NZRU and Guildford agreed that professional treatment and counselling provided by external specialists was an essential part of his rehabilitation.

Guildford will miss 3 warmup matches and the Crusaders first match against the Blues at Eden Park on February 24th.