Janai Haupapa of Canada has been accused of biting. Picture: AAP
Janai Haupapa of Canada has been accused of biting. Picture: AAP

Canadian banned for biting Jillaroo

CANADA'S Janai Haupapa has been rubbed out of the women's World Cup after pleading guilty to a biting charge on Jillaroos co-captain Renae Kunst.

Haupapa chose not to defend the Grade B contrary conduct charge which carries a two-match suspension this morning.

With only the semi-final and final remaining in the women's tournament, Haupapa has played her last game of the World Cup.

 

 

Renae Kunst makes an official biting complaint. Picture: Getty Images
Renae Kunst makes an official biting complaint. Picture: Getty Images

 

The incident occurred during the Jillaroos 88-0 nil thrashing of Canada on Wednesday at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

The 21st minute incident saw Kunst reel out of a wrapping tackle made on the Canadian.

Kunst was visibly irate as she immediately pointed towards her arm before approaching referee Joey Butler to lodge a formal complaint.

With the game brought to a standstill, the ground manager came onto the pitch and took photos of Kunst's arm.

The match review committee will decide Janai Haupapa’s fate. Picture: Getty Images
The match review committee will decide Janai Haupapa’s fate. Picture: Getty Images

Those photos were used as evidence for the World Cup match review committee to charge Haupapa after the match with a Grade B contrary conduct charge which equates to a two-match ban.

Haupapa will watch her teammates from the sidelines when Australia face Canada in the semi-final on Sunday.


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