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Burgess facing one match NRL ban

02/08/2010 02:15:19 PM Comments (0)

Star South Sydney import Sam Burgess is in danger of missing Saturday night's must-win NRL clash against Wests Tigers after being slapped with a dangerous contact charge.

Burgess is facing a one-week ban with an early guilty plea after the match-review committee deemed his grapple tackle on Canterbury five-eighth Ben Barba was a grade-two offence.

Should he contest the charge or even the grading and fail, the Englishman would be rubbed out for two games.

The Rabbitohs can ill afford to be without their strike forward for the match-up with the Tigers, given the likes of Luke Stuart and Dave Taylor are already sidelined through injury.

Brisbane halfback Peter Wallace and St George Illawarra lock Beau Scott were cleared of wrongdoing after being put on report for a high tackle and elbowing respectively following their altercation at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

Bulldogs playmaker Ben Roberts (grade-one, careless-high tackle) and Penrith prop Sam McKendry (grade-one tripping) are both free to play this weekend despite attracting charges.

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