The ban means that Moran will miss one-sixth of the season and she will be a significant loss to Ronald Griffiths side. The manager did reveal that he would work with his player through the process if it was deemed that she had stepped out of line, though felt that the coverage of Moran was too ‘negative’.
After the Sydney defeat, he said: “The relationship between Indigenous people and the monarchy is a complicated one. If Caitlin has done something, then it will be investigated by the Integrity Unit, and we’ll work our way through the process.
“We’re talking a little bit of negativity with Caitlin, but if we look at where she’s come from, in 2017 she wins us the World Cup and does her knee the year after and has probably been in the wilderness since then.”