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SportWarriors v Sharks: Andrew Fifita sin-binned for brutal off-ball shot on Lachlan Burr

15:00  19 july  2019
15:00  19 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Cronulla Sharks enforcer Andrew Fifita ready to rip in after suspension in crucial Storm clash

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Only two games back from suspension, Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita has a new problem with the Match Review Committee after he was sin -binned for a brutal off -the- ball shot on New Zealand Warriors forward Lachlan Burr . With Cronulla leading 18-16 with 13 minutes remaining at Westpac

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Only two games back from suspension, Cronulla Sharks prop Andrew Fifita has a new problem with the Match Review Committee after he was sin-binned for a brutal off-the-ball shot on New Zealand Warriors forward Lachlan Burr.

Warriors v Sharks: Andrew Fifita sin-binned for brutal off-ball shot on Lachlan Burr
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With Cronulla leading 18-16 with 13 minutes remaining at Westpac Stadium on Friday, Fifita inexplicably decided to belt Burr as he ran a decoy line with New Zealand on the attack.

The Warriors back-rower hit the deck like a sack of spuds, prompting Adam Blair to grab Fifita in a fiery push-and-shove.

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Andrew Fifita has taken full responsibility for the moment of madness that cost struggling Cronulla a much-needed victory over the Warriors . With the Sharks clinging to an 18-16 lead heading into the last 12 minutes, Fifita shot out of the defensive line and levelled Lachlan Burr with a shoulder charge.

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Once things calmed down, referee Henry Perenara gave Fifita a ten-minute spell.

"It's late, forceful, without the ball – 10 minutes," Perenara said.

"Late?!" a disbelieving Fifita responded before jogging from the field.

The Fox League commentators suggested Fifita's hit may have been a shoulder charge – an act the Match Review Committee won't be best pleased with.

The enforcer's brain snap proved exceptionally costly as Chanel Harris-Tavita booted a penalty goal to put the home team on level teams.

Then, with Fifita still off the park, Warriors pivot Blake Green drilled a one-pointer to edge his side ahead 19-18 – a winning margin.

New Zealand's Blair and Newcastle Knights forward James Gavet have both been sin-binned and charged for whacking opponents without possession in recent weeks.

Blair avoided a ban after challenging his dangerous contact charge at the judiciary, while Gavet also escaped after taking an early guilty plea for a grade one offence.

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