Aussies, Samoa request replacements

Date published: Tuesday, November 5, 2013


Australia have approached RLWC2013 to change a player in their squad.

After due consideration the request was denied.


Samoa have approached RLWC2013 to replace Reni Maitua with Tony Puletua.

In this instance the request has been granted. The basis of this decision was that due to injuries the Samoa squad has been reduced to 21 players. The loss of three players in similar positions was considered by the tournament to be exceptional circumstances.

Harrison Hansen, Frank Winterstein and Reni Maitua have been formally removed from the squad.

RLWC2013 Competition Rules provide for a squad of 24 players to compete in the tournament.

After October 21 any requests for changes to this squad are strictly at the discretion of the tournament and only granted in exceptional circumstances.