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Jarryd Hayne escapes charge for ref touch

AAP logoAAP 8/08/2016

Jarryd Hayne of the Gold Coast Titans is greeted by fans as he runs on for his first game after signing with the team, their round 22 NRL game against the New Zealand Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. © AAP Image/Dan Peled Jarryd Hayne of the Gold Coast Titans is greeted by fans as he runs on for his first game after signing with the team, their round 22 NRL game against the New Zealand Warriors at Cbus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. Jarryd Hayne has escaped a charge from the NRL match review committee for making contact with a referee in his return to rugby league.

Hayne appeared to walk into referee Gavin Badger in the Gold Coast's 24-14 loss to the Warriors, t a week after St George Illawarra's Tyson Frizell copped a one-match ban for a similar incident.

Wests Tigers' David Nofoaluma was the only player charged from Sunday's matches, but he will avoid suspension if he pleads guilty to a dangerous throw on North Queensland's Lachlan Coote.

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