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The NRL has informed the South Sydney Rabbitohs that Kirisome Auva’a’s leave to appeal his lengthy suspension from the game has been dismissed.

Auva’a will now have to wait until 27 July to apply to have his suspension lifted, which will not occur prior to 13 August.

The Rabbitohs were also informed that the Club has been unsuccessful in its appeal against a breach notice regarding the incident which took place in Arizona in November last year.

The NRL dismissed the Rabbitohs’ response to the breach notice and have said the fine will stand.

The Rabbitohs are disappointed with the outcome on both of these issues, however the Club will maintain its focus on Friday afternoon’s game against the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.