News | Rugby League
30 Mar 2017 15:41
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Souths' Burgess faces three-game NRL ban

    Three Rabbitohs, including George Burgess and Hymel Hunt, are looking at stretches on the sidelines following South Sydney's NRL clash with Newcastle.

    - article from www.rugbyleague.co.nz

    South Sydney star George Burgess faces a maximum three-game NRL ban for his flagrant elbow on Newcastle forward Mitch Barnett on Saturday.

    Teammate Hymel Hunt is looking at six matches on the sidelines for a grade-two reckless high tackle on Knights fullback Brendan Elliot from the same game.

    And in a further hit for Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire, a third player in rookie Braidon Burns copped a grade-one shoulder charge and could be out for up to two games.

    But it is the likely Burgess blow that will sour the club's 24-18 win over the Knights the most, coming after the 2014 premiership-winning forward was dropped for poor form in round one.

    The 24-year-old threw an elbow at Barnett after dropping a ball on a play-one carry midway through the first half against the Knights, resulting in his sin-binning.

    Twin brother Tom Burgess has also been axed to reserve grade for the past fortnight as Maguire searches for ways to spark the pair back to their best.

    "I just want to see consistency in their movements, when they're looking after the ball, the areas of the game that we're trying to challenge them in," Maguire told Triple M NRL on Sunday.

    "The one thing about the two boys is that they're completely dedicated to improving.

    "At the end of the day, they are the big boys of the team now and they need to make sure that they're turning up with that performance week in, week out."

    Maguire said the onus was on the duo to force their way into the line-up.

    "They're the things that I'm challenging them with - to be in those positions now, you've got to turn up and have your A-game all the time," he said.

    "If they consistently get that right, they're going to be in the team without a doubt. They bring a lot to the team when they're at their best."

    Meanwhile, Newcastle front-rower Josh Starling was slung with a dangerous contact charge but can escape sanction with an early guilty plea.

    Manly hooker Api Koroisau can also avoid a ban with an early guilty plea for his grade one dangerous throw on North Queensland centre Kane Linnett.

    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Rugby League News
     30 Mar: Blunt Warriors defend Johnson's form
     30 Mar: Foran asks for patience before NRL return
     30 Mar: Nines World Cup and tour of NZ confirmed
     30 Mar: Mature McInnes does it the hard way in NRL
     29 Mar: NRL round-five preview
     29 Mar: Foran 'smiling again' as return looms
     29 Mar: Titans boss glad James cited, then cleared
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Exciting Ioane dropped to bench by Blues More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Xero's 1m customer brings breakeven closer More...



     Today's News

    Law and Order:
    Police concerns over dairy robberies 15:37

    Cricket:
    Third Test proves de Grandhomme up to task 15:27

    Accident and Emergency:
    Chopper crash blamed on mast-bumping again 15:17

    Entertainment:
    Sheridan Smith has been praised for her "grace" and "incredible spirit" 15:12

    Business:
    Xero's 1m customer brings breakeven closer 14:57

    Entertainment:
    Kanye West is reportedly in talks to join Ryan Seacrest's revamped 'American Idol' as a judge 14:42

    Entertainment:
    A teenage Beyoncé fan has died just four days after she spoke to her idol on FaceTime 14:12

    Law and Order:
    Stolen excavator found in police haul 14:07

    Business:
    Tower board mulls takeover proposals 13:47

    Entertainment:
    Nicole Kidman was left in physical pain after shooting intense scenes in 'Big Little Lies' 13:42


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd