Titans captain Georgia Hale was the sufferer of the act, palming off Southwell with the Knights lock gripping onto her hair within the deal with.
Southwell was placed on report for the incident.
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“We do not just like the hair pull – on report, that is sufficient,” former Jillaroo Allana Ferguson mentioned on 9’s protection.
Following a quick begin to the sport, the Titans prolonged their result in 8-0 following the incident.
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Titans centre Jaime Chapman was first to attain within the thirteenth minute with the 21-year-old working onto an inside ball from halfback Lauren Brown.
The 8-0 result in the Gold Coast solely appeared to fireside up Newcastle although as they hit the entrance on the finish of the primary half with a 12-8 scoreline.