Streaker who invaded Super Rugby match for free holiday charged with offensive behaviour

A streaker who was chased down by security after invading the field at Forsyth Barr Stadium during a Super rugby match has been charged with offensive behaviour. 

The 21-year-old is due to appear in Nelson District Court on Wednesday 12 February. 

By completing the latest 'Puklife' challenge, set forward by controversial snapchatter Tim Mullins who initiated the dare online, the man won a free month stay at a resort in Nicaragua. 

"Police in general discourage such behaviour and urge members of the public to consider the consequences of their actions," a spokesperson told Newshub. 

"A few moments of infamy on social media is not worth the risk of possible charges."

The pitch invader dashed onto the green, stripping down to nothing but his socks during the match between the Highlanders and the Sharks on Friday night in Dunedin. 

Despite the surprise, players were filmed laughing as the naked man made his mad run.

Mullins promoted across his various social media channels a Puk Global 'streak challenge', offering the winner a free months stay in Central America and a free New Years Tour. 

The competition is extended to Super Rugby games played on Saturday and Sunday in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. 

The candidate has to have #puklife clearly written in big font on the front and back of the body.

"What a true KIWI legend!" posted Mullins to his Facebook page. 

A police spokesperson told Newshub earlier on Saturday morning there is no "specific offence for streaking". 

"Police consider such incidents on a case-by-case basis." 

A horror first-half gave the Highlanders a losing start to the 2020 Super Rugby season, falling to the Sharks 42-20. 

The visitors feasted on errors to shoot out to a 27-3 lead at the break, which was far too big for the Highlanders to overcome.

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