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Burgess eye gouge referred straight to Judiciary

South Sydney Rabbitohs forward George Burgess has been referred straight to the Judiciary following an alleged eye gouge on Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah last night.

Burgess was immediately placed on report by referee Adam Gee following the incident seven minutes in to the game, and will now front the Judiciary where will be charged with a Dangerous Contact - Head/Neck (Eye Contact) offence.

Burgess on report for eye gouge

Burgess also has a prior similar offence in the last two years that will also attract a 50% loading, meaning the forward is looking at a long stint on the sidelines.

After receiving treatment from the club's medical staff, Farah stayed on the field and returned during the second half to help his side to a 14-9 victory in the end.