Fiji advance in spiteful match
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.