NRL finals news 2022 | Tom Burgess 2 week ban for James Tedesco hit, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves charged


The South Sydney Rabbitohs look set to lose Tom Burgess until the grand final after he was slapped with a grade two careless high tackle charge for his hit on Roosters skipper James Tedesco.

Burgess was one of seven players sent to the sin-bin in the fiery elimination clash at Allianz Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Tedesco took no further part in the match after failing a HIA.

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For his second offence of the year, Burgess will miss two matches with an early plea, or three if he fights the charge and loses. He has also been fined $1800 for his high shot on Matt Lodge immediately after the hit on Tedesco.

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Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was also hit with a grade two dangerous contact charge after he slammed Burgess’ head into the turf as the Rabbitohs prop was tackled by he and two other Roosters defenders. An early plea will see him miss the first three matches of next season.

Other charges to come from the match include $1800 fines to Taane Milne for his 19th minute high shot on Joseph Suaalli, and to Suaalii for dangerous contact on Mark Nicholls on the hour-mark.

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