World Cup disciplinary: Samoa and Lebanon stars banned as England man accused of tripping

FOLLOWING the first meeting of the RLWC2021 Match Review Panel which took place on 17 October, the following sanctions have been issued:

· Anthony Milford (Samoa): Grade A Dangerous Contact, 1 match penalty notice

· Adam Doueihi (Lebanon): Grade A Foul and/or abusive language to a Match Official, 1 match penalty notice

The following players received cautions:

· Dom Young (England): Tripping

· Dale Ferguson (Scotland): Other Contrary Behaviour

The deadline to challenge the decisions is 11am on Tuesday 18 October.

Milford was sinbinned during Samoa’s 60-6 thrashing by England on Saturday evening following his late tackle on England’s Sam Tomkins whilst Doueihi was red carded by referee Grant Atkins.

It was unclear exactly what was said by the Wests Tigers playmaker to yield such a strong response from Atkins, but it will rule Doueihi out of Lebanon’s next World Cup fixture.