George Burgess will once again come under scrutiny from the match review committee after elbowing Bulldogs prop Aiden Tolman twice in the head, while brother Sam Burgess could also be facing time on the sidelines after a blatant shoulder charge.
After already spending time on the sidelines for a brain snap earlier in the season where he lashed out with his elbow at Knights forward Mitchell Barnett, George Burgess could be hit with another suspension after repeatedly using his elbow in another show of poor discipline.
George Burgess having a brain explosion?
I for one am shocked. #NRLBulldogsSouths
— LeagueUnlimited.com (@LeagueUnlimited) April 14, 2017
The Rabbitohs forward repeatedly used his elbows to attack the head of Tolman during a tackle. It seems likely he’ll once again front the match review committee and will likely sit on the sidelines for a few more weeks.
George Burgess tossed two elbows in that play , another rest for him I say #NRLBulldogsSouths
— Two Bob (@Bob2u) April 14, 2017
Surprisingly he found support in an unlikely place, with Tolman suggesting there wasn’t that much to the incident.
“There wasn’t much in it. It’s just one of those things in rugby league. You can’t punch anymore so you’ve got to do something else,” Tolman said.
“It didn’t cop me too much. Most tackles are sort of that brutal anyway. They got the penalty for it. I didn’t feel anything from it. He’s a big man. If it connected I’d probably be laying on the ground.”
If George Burgess caught as many balls as he throws elbows he'd be top class
— Jenko 🚌 (@dcjennings97) April 14, 2017
The news gets worse for the Rabbitohs with Sam Burgess also likely to come under review for a shoulder charge in the early minutes of the match on Bulldogs forward Greg Eastwood.