The charge means the prop is likely to miss the Kiwis' quarter-final against Fiji next Saturday night, local time.
In just his first game back from a previous ban, Waerea-Hargreaves drew the ire of Woflhounds coach Ged Corcoran, who described the tackle as a ‘dog shot' after the game and claiming the Kiwi prop should have been sent off.
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Waerea-Hargreaves was unrepentant after the game, believing he wouldn't miss any further contests.
“I'm pretty confident,” he had said after the match, per Yorkshire Live.
“If anything I hit the ball first and there was no shoulder charge. I didn't hit any of the head for sure.”
It's not known if the Kiwis will appeal the decision at this point. Team-mate Jahrome Hughes escaped with a caution for contrary behaviour.
Meanwhile Lebanon forward Jaxson Rahme has been cleared to play in the Cedars' quarter-final against the Kangaroos, receiving just a caution for dangerous contact in his team's most recent group stage victory against Jamaica.