Ban rules Samoa player out of Kiwi clash

Tim Lafai of Samoa and England Knights players Brad Singleton have each been suspended for one match by an International Match Review Panel following an incident in the Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up fixture at Salford last Saturday.
Both players accepted the punishment handed down by the specially-convened panel for punching in the 38th minute of the match.
The suspension means Lafai will miss Samoa’s opening fixture of RLWC2013 against New Zealand at The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington on Sunday October 27 (6.00pm).