Payne, Hayne and four others charged

Jarryd Hayne is facing two weeks on the sideline and Corey Payne is facing one after their spiteful clash on Friday night at ANZ Stadium.

Four other players were charged today by the NRL match review committee after an explosive round of the Telstra Premiership.

Hayne was charged with a Grade 2 striking charge on Payne and will miss two games with an early guilty plea.

Payne faces a Grade 3 careless high tackle for his hit on the Eels fullback and will miss his side’s match against the Rabbitohs if he takes the early plea.

Wests Tigers forward Chris Heighington was charged with a Grade 2 careless high tackle on Titan Greg Bird in the 36th minute of their clash and could miss his side’s Friday night game with the Broncos.

Knights’ Steve Southern, Sharks’ Paul Gallen and Raiders Josh McCrone were all handed Grade 1 charges but will all be free to play if they take the early guilty plea.

Judiciary Charges
Player
Club
Time
Charge / Incident
Charge Grade
Base Penalty
Penalty Points
Hayne
Jarryd
Eels
27th
Striking
2
225
Early Plea:
202
Guilty:
270
Payne
Corey
Bulldogs
27th
High Tackle - Careless
3
175
Early Plea:
131
Guilty:
175
Heighington
Chris
Tigers
36th
High Tackle - Careless
2
125
Early Plea:
112
Guilty:
150
McCrone
Josh
Raiders
5th
Contrary Conduct
1
125
Early Plea:
93
Guilty:
125
Southern
Steve
Knights
72nd
Dangerous Throw
1
125
Early Plea:
93
Guilty:
125
Gallen
Paul
Sharks
76th
Dangerous Contact
1
100
Early Plea:
90
Guilty:
120