Three rugby players, including a New Zealand international, showed their prowess off the field when they chased and apprehended an alleged shoplifter.
Former New Zealand winger Zac Guildford and Hawke’s Bay team-mates Ryan Tongia and Chris Eaton were at a restaurant in Napier on Tuesday, when they saw a man run out of a nearby clothing store.
“Tongia set off in his perfect running style like he was off catching a ball, it was pretty impressive to watch,” said the 26-year-old, who also gave chase.
“He grabbed him by the hood and said, ‘Hey mate, listen, you better stop here.'”