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Samoan, PNG props face one-game bans

03/11/2008 06:23:11 PM Comments (0)

Papua New Guinea look set to lose prop Makali Aizue for Sunday's clash with Australia after he was charged by the Rugby League World Cup match committee.

Aizue was charged with making unnecessary contact with the head or neck following a grapple tackle on winger Sam Perrett in the first minute of the Kumuls loss to New Zealand on the Gold Coast.

The tournament's match review commissioner, Greg McCallum, recommended a one-match penalty which would rub him out of the final pool A game against the Kangaroos in Townsville.

PNG has until Tuesday evening to accept the penalty or challenge it at a Wednesday night hearing.

Kumuls winger David Moore was more fortunate, escaping with a caution after he was charged with leading with the leg into Simon Mannering's body in the first half.

Samoan prop Kylie Leulai also faces a one-match ban for a careless high tackle on Tonga's Fetuli Talanoa in the first half of Samoa's Friday night victory in Penrith.

Tongan centre Tevita Leo Latu received a caution for contrary conduct after being found to have made unnecessary contact with the head or neck of Matt Utai.

Players can receive only one caution at McCallum's discretion.

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