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Sam Burgess cops one-match NRL ban

  • Sam Burgess cops one-match NRL ban

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 24: Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs laughs in frustration during the round 16 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Pepper Stadium on June 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Sam Burgess has accepted a one-match NRL ban for tripping and will miss England's opening match of the Four Nations.

South Sydney star Burgess took the early guilty plea on a grade-one tripping charge involving Canterbury prop Aiden Tolman during the Bulldogs' Friday night loss to the Rabbitohs.

Due to a poor recent record, loading tips Burgess' penalty beyond the one-match threshold.

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