International panel hands down four suspensions
An International Match Review Panel has handed down the following sanctions following Rugby League World Cup 2013 fixtures at the weekend:
Dale Ferguson (Scotland) – two-match suspension for Grade B Dangerous Contact in the 22nd minute v USA;
Haveatama Luani (USA) – one-match suspension for Grade A Dangerous Throw in the 78th minute v Scotland;
Korbin Sims (Fiji) - two-match suspension for Grade B Dangerous Throw v England in the 19th minute;
Jorge Faufua (Tonga) – one-match suspension for Grade A Dangerous Throw v Italy in the 22nd minute.
All four players have until 11.00am on Tuesday November 12 to accept the sanction or lodge an appeal. Any appeal would be heard at an International Disciplinary Tribunal at Red Hall, Leeds, on the evening of Tuesday November 12.
Suspensions imposed on players from nations no longer involved in the tournament will be applicable to their domestic competition.