Burgess facing NRL ban for bottle throw

South Sydney star George Burgess is facing a two-week ban for throwing a water bottle at an opponent.

If found guilty, Burgess will miss the side’s elimination semi-final with Cronulla on Sunday – and the following week’s match if they win – after being charged with a grade two contrary conduct offence.

Burgess was charged after throwing the plastic drink bottle at Sydney Roosters prop Kane Evans while sitting on the bench.


Both Burgess and Evans were charged with contrary conduct for their part in the 58th minute scuffle.

To make things worse for the Rabbitohs’, hooker Issac Luke will not be available for selection until next week after he was suspended for a shoulder charge in his return game from shoulder charge suspension.

Back-rower John Sutton’s season has been ended by a broken leg and skipper Greg Inglis is in a race against the clock to be fit after knee surgery.