Fiji ad­vance in spite­ful match

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Fiji have ad­vanced to the Rugby League World Cup quar­ter-fi­nals, but their 38-10 win over Italy was over­shad­owed by an ugly in­ci­dent af­ter Jar­ryd Hayne was sin-binned. Hayne and Joe Tra­mon­tana were marched from the field for 10 min­utes late in Fri­day night’s first half in Can­berra af­ter an all-in scuf­fle in which the Ital­ian dummy-half threw a punch at Su­liasi Vu­ni­valu. As Hayne and Tra­mon­tana walked up the Can­berra Stadium tun­nel, Tra­mon­tana had to be re­strained. De­spite the tour­na­ment not im­pos­ing an au­to­matic sin-bin rule for punch­ing — which is en­forced in the NRL — ref­eree Robert Hicks had no hes­i­ta­tion in sin-bin­ning Tra­mon­tana. Fiji wing Vu­ni­valu scored three times in eight min­utes to wrap up the game in the sec­ond half.

Jar­ryd Hayne was sin-binned.

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