NYC Panthers Jarome Luai, Reed Izzard and Jack Hetherington are facing serious time on the sideline for a lifting tackle against Wests Tigers last Friday night.

See the tackle in the video above.

Playmaker and captain of the side, Luai is looking at a four-week suspension with an early guilty plea.

Hetherington also faces four weeks out with an early guilty plea and Reed Izzard is looking at two weeks on the sideline with the early guilty plea.

While other results last weekend meant the NYC Panthers secured the 2016 Holden Cup minor premiership, these charges are a heavy blow to the team's title aspirations.