16 Apr 2011

Hayne in trouble as Eels lose cool

12:50 pm on 16 April 2011

The Canterbury fullback Ben Barba ensured Parramatta opposite Jarryd Hayne paid the full price for his moment of madness as the Bulldogs staged a stunning comeback to run out 34-14 winners in a spiteful Friday night NRL rugby league clash at ANZ Stadium.

Barba scored a hat-trick as the Bulldogs recovered from a 14-0 deficit, the turnaround sparked by a Hayne brain explosion when he was sin binned and put on report for headbutting Corey Payne after copping a swinging arm from the Canterbury backrower.

Eels skipper Nathan Hindmarsh and Bulldogs No.9 Michael Ennis joined them in the bin moments later after trading punches off the ball - with Canterbury proceeding to pour in 20 unanswered points over the ensuing 11 minutes before Barba crossed for his third 13 minutes from time to secure the win.

Referees Ashley Klein and Gerard Sutton are sure to come under heavy criticism for their decision not to send Hayne from the field for good for his retaliatory attack, and Hayne may find himself in hot water with the judiciary after his second headbutting incident in his career.