George Burgess

Burgess charged by police

News Corp in Australia reported that the 29-year-old Englishman was interviewed by police to assist with their inquiries over 'sexual touching' allegations.

The woman spoke to police last week over the incident which allegedly occurred in Mascot.

Channel 9 reported last night that Burgess had been charged after presenting to Mascot police station and that he is due in court on April 13.

Nine reported Burgess denied the allegations to the Dragons.

George Burgess returns to Australia joining NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons

The England forward, 29, was released by Wigan in February and had surgery on a hip injury which ruled him out of the 2021 Super League season.

He had joined Wigan in 2020 on a three-year contract after eight years at NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs.

His twin Tom still plays for the Rabbitohs.

George made 149 NRL appearances for the Rabbitohs, winning the Premiership in 2014, where he played alongside Tom and his other brothers Sam and Luke, who have both since retired.

Burgess takes early guilty plea

 Burgess will accrue 427 points meaning he will miss four matches and have 27 carry-over points. 

Three Rabbitohs suspended after early pleas

George Burgess was charged with a grade two striking charge and will miss two matches. 

Hymel Hunt was charged with a grade two reckless high tackle charge and will miss four matches.