Australia front row, Adiana Talakai, appeared before an independent judicial committee on Monday having received a red card in Australia’s Rugby World Cup 2021 Pool A match on 15 October, 2022. The red card was awarded following two yellow cards.

The independent Disciplinary Committee was chaired by Brenda Heather-Latu (Samoa), joined by former player Ofisa Tonu’u (New Zealand) and former referee Juan Pablo Spirandelli (Argentina).

The Committee considered the fact that one yellow card was awarded for a technical offence (collapsing a maul) following a team warning, and one was for foul play (high tackle) and decided that the ordering off was sufficient and that no further sanction was necessary.

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