Rugby League World Cup: Samoa's Sauaso Sue wins appeal against ban

Last Updated: 14/11/13 4:57am

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Sauaso Sue: Freed to play in quarter-final

Sauaso Sue: Freed to play in quarter-final

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Samoa forward Sauaso Sue will be able to play in Sunday's World Cup quarter-final against Fiji after winning an appeal against a one-match ban.

Sue was handed a one-match ban by an international match-review panel after being found guilty of a trip on William Bartau during Samoa's 22-6 victory over France.

But he succeeded in having the verdict overturned at an appeals hearing in Leeds and will now be able to play against the Fijians at Warrington.

The tribunal ruled that, while Sue made contact with the leg of France scrum-half William Barthau, there was uncertainty as to whether it was deliberate or intentional.

Sue was one of three Samoan players placed on report by referee Henry Perenara during a ferocious final pool match and was given a formal caution for an earlier shoulder charge on Barthau.

His team-mate Leeson Ah Mau will sit out Sunday's quarter-final after he failed in his appeal against a one-match suspension imposed for a shoulder charge on Barthau in the same match.

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