Saga surrounding NRL star’s “foul and abusive language” charge to go to second appeal

As the first disciplinary panel of the World Cup met, the verdict of Paul Cullen and co was that only two players deserved bans.

They were Anthony Milford for a late hit during Samoa’s defeat to England whilst Adam Doueihi, star of Wests Tigers and also starting in the halves for his country like Milford only in a Lebanon shirt, also copped a ban.

This was after his temper boiled over and resulted in him using “foul and abusive language” towards the match official as his side, who were in the game against New Zealand at 18-12, drifted out the contest after some Joey Manu magic.

After a kick-off gone wrong, Doueihi allegedly said to the referee: “Give us some f—ing calls.”

This resulted in a red card and subsequently a one match ban.

But determined to get their star man in the side for a big game against Ireland this week in a contest which will likely decide which teams make the quarter-finals, Lebanon appealed this verdict.

They were unsuccessful but are again appealing the decision in a hearing which will be held tomorrow.

Here is the World Cup’s official statement: “Adam Doueihi (Lebanon) is appealing the decision made by the independent judiciary tribunal to uphold the one match penalty notice which he was issued for Grade A Foul and/or abusive language to a Match Official during the match against New Zealand on 16 October.

“The appeal will be heard tomorrow (20/10/2022) evening at a judiciary appeals tribunal. The outcome will be published on the RLWC2021 website.”

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