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Patu will miss the rest of the Super W season

Patu will miss the rest of the Super W season

Wallaroos captain Liz Patu was playing for Queensland against Western Australia in the women's XVs tournament when she was brought down near the try line late in the game.

Replays shown on the big screen appeared to back Clough's allegations, but the ref said she couldn't use replays in her decision-making process despite plenty of boos from the crowd.

While the offence of biting (under Law 9.12) carries a carries a 12-week suspension, Patu received the full 50% reduction available under World Rugby regulations due to mitigating factors and her previous good character and clean disciplinary record.

The incident occurred during a ruck in the 70th minute when Rugby WA lock Clough remonstrated with Queensland prop Patu before approaching the referee to show her a bite mark on her left forearm.

Western Australia lock Rebecca Clough, an global teammate of Patu's, made the allegation after a ruck during a weekend game, pointing to her arm as proof.

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Australian Rugby has cited a Queensland womens player for biting.

"I apologize to Rebecca Clough, the Rugby WA women's team, my own teammates and the wider rugby public. My actions the other night were unacceptable and will not be repeated", Patu said.

Australia's national women's captain Liz Patu could be suspended for the rest of the rugby season after being accused of biting an opponent in a "disgusting" act of foul play at the weekend.

Former Wallabies player Drew Mitchell, who was commentating the game, was just as critical as the crowd upon seeing the replays.

"That is disgusting and it's not a part of our game, especially from an Australian representative and a captain at that", he said.

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