Australia star hit with two-match for elbow strike in World Cup Final as potential Leeds Rhinos women’s signing cautioned

Angus Crichton has copped a two match ban for hitting Chanel Harris-Tavita with his elbow.

The incident occurred in the Rugby League World Cup between Australia and Samoa but only yielded a yellow card which was described by Samoa boss Matt Parish as a “weak decision.”

It mattered little in the context of the game with the Kangaroos being the ones to score whislt amna down.

The only other player in hot water was potential Leeds Rhinos women’s signing Georgia Hale who was given a caution for a hair pull after New Zealand lost the women’s final to Australia.

She is the partner of Leeds Rhinos latest signing Sam Lisone and is expected to join him at Headingley.

Here is the official statement from the World Cup on the last lot of disciplinary from the tournament:

Following the recent round of the RLWC2021 Match Review Panel which took place on 20 November, the following players received a sanction:

•            Angus Crichton (Australia) – Grade B Reckless Strike, two match penalty notice

The deadline to challenge the decision is 11am on Monday 21 November.

The following players received a caution:

•            Georgia Hale (New Zealand) – Hair Pull

The minutes will are available to view by clicking here.

RLWC2021 would like to thank the Match Review Panel members Nathan McAvoy, Paul Dixon, Steve Clark and Paul Cullen.

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