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Hayne's spot now up for grabs
New South Wales winger Jarryd Hayne has been unsuccessful in his bid to downgrade a lifting tackle charge at the NRL judiciary tonight and has been handed a three game suspension, ruling him out of the second State of Origin match at Suncorp Stadium on June 11.
The 20-year-old sought a downgrade to grade one in the hope of escaping a ban. But the judiciary rejected the plea, hitting Hayne with 325 penalty points equating to a three-game ban.
Hayne was shattered after the hearing and he will now miss Origin II and two club games for the Eels.