England star Sam Burgess handed one-match ban for high tackle
England star Sam Burgess has been banned for one match for his high tackle on Australia's Sam Thaiday.
Last Updated: 30/10/13 4:13pm
He will therefore miss England's next Rugby League World Cup game against Ireland this Saturday.
The South Sydney forward was put on report by referee Henry Perenara for the 63rd-minute challenge on Brisbane second rower Sam Thaiday which left his opponent concussed.
A specially-convened international match review panel charged Burgess with a grade A offence and handed down the suspension.
Burgess has until 11.00am on Tuesday October 29 to accept the sanction or lodge an appeal.
Any appeal would be heard at an International Disciplinary Tribunal at Red Hall, Leeds, on the evening of Tuesday October 29.