SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 05: George Burgess of the Rabbitohs celebrates a try during the 2014 NRL Grand Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on October 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have been hit hard by the match review committee with three of their players facing lengthy bans after the spiteful clash with the Newcastle Knights.

George Burgess, Hymel Hunt and Braidon Burns were all charged after the match and are now facing multiple weeks on the sidelines.

George Burgess has been charged with a grade two striking charge on Newcastle’s Mitchell Barnett. The charge will see him miss three matches, which can be reduced to only two with an early guilty plea.

Hymel Hunt has been charged with a grade two reckless high tackle charge on Brendan Elliot. An early plea will see him miss four matches but could face up to six matches if he fights the charge and loses.

Braidon Burns has been charged with a grade one shoulder charge but will only miss one match with the early guilty plea.

The Rabbitohs will be scrambling to name their team this week with their Round 4 match against the Sydney Roosters to be played on Thursday.

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