NRL 1 year ago

Ma'u to fight charge at NRL judiciary

  • Ma'u to fight charge at NRL judiciary

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 16: Tom Burgess of the Rabbitohs looks dejected after defeat during the round 19 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Brisbane Broncos at ANZ Stadium on July 16, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

South Sydney forward Tom Burgess is facing suspension for a shoulder charge in his team's 20-12 NRL loss to Manly on Monday night.

Burgess was handed a grade one charge by the match review panel on Tuesday for a hit on Manly playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans in the 77th minute at Allianz Stadium.

He will miss one match with an early guilty plea and risks a two-match ban if he contests the charge.

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