South Sydney forward George Burgess has been hit with a whopping nine-game ban for his eye-gouge on Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah.
Burgess was referred directly to the judiciary without a grading after the incident occurred last Thursday night, becoming the first player to be sent straight to the judiciary with a grading since Sio Soliola did in 2017.
Something very wrong with the system when a disgraceful act like this from George Burgess doesn’t result in a send off. pic.twitter.com/kQc4hLUAMk
— Russell Jackson (@rustycj) June 27, 2019
Burgess is off contract at the end of the 2019 season.