Milford charged over 'disgraceful' hair-pull on rival

Brisbane’s Anthony Milford has been charged after pulling the hair of Penrith’s Corey Harawira-Naera in the Broncos’ big win on Friday night.

Milford has been hit with a grade-one contrary conduct charge over the incident late in the second half, which prompted Harawira-Naera to chase him down field.

The Broncos five-eighth faces a fine of up to $1500 but can have the it reduced down to $1150 if he enters an early guilty plea.

NRL fans slammed the Brisbane playmaker over the incident, which has been described as “disgraceful” by some.

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Harawira-Naera stopped in front of Milford, who took issue with the block and pulled his opponent down to the ground by his hair.

Milford was chased by a furious Harawira-Naera as play continued.

Milford was chased by Harawira-Naera after dropping him by his hair. Pic: Fox Sports

The Fox Sports commentators chuckled over the incident and some fans also had a good laugh over it:

Others, however, were not happy with the Broncos player or the referees:

Tevita Pangai Jr starred as the near-perfect Broncos completed 20 of 21 sets in the first half to leap to a 32-0 lead and finish 50-18 victors.

Pangai Jr (two tries) was unstoppable in his 31-minute comeback from a hamstring niggle, while Jamayne Isaako, who signed a four-year deal on Thursday, was electric in the No.1.

Off-contract Pangai Jnr’s stocks will only rise after his dominant showing in a week where raw 18-year-old teammate Payne Haas signed a five-year, $3.4 million extension.

with AAP