Jump to content


RUGBY LEAGUE WORLD MAGAZINE (ISSUE 397 - MAY 2014): Available to download now. Get the app from Apple Newsstand or GooglePlay, or click here to read it online now at Pocketmags.com - Print edition in shops from Friday, or click here to get it delivered by post in the UK or worldwide.

Rugby League World - April 2014
League Express

Podcast

Photo
- - - - -

George Burgess in hot water


  • Please log in to reply
36 replies to this topic

#1 The Daddy_merged

The Daddy_merged
  • Coach
  • 799 posts

Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:11 PM

http://mobile.news.c...d-1226665383614

#2 Fax1978

Fax1978
  • Coach
  • 559 posts

Posted 17 June 2013 - 10:40 PM

I think we've all done daft stuff when drunk but smashing a car window is a bit much, oh dear George and just when big mac is over there I hope this doesn't give him an excuse not to include George in the squad as I'm sure the one about not having enough first grade experience is wearing thin.

#3 faz'_nose

faz'_nose
  • Coach
  • 324 posts

Posted 17 June 2013 - 11:51 PM

According to this source, he's been "suspended indefinitely". Oh dear!

http://au.sports.yah...-police-report/

#4 CGD

CGD
  • Coach
  • 818 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:31 AM

It would've looked like a scene out of The Hulk,

Hope he's out for at least two weeks.

#5 fieldofclothofgold

fieldofclothofgold
  • Coach
  • 5,479 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:32 AM

indefinitely sounds like the sack


but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
So let us so let us not talk falsely now.
The hour is getting late
FROM 2004,TO DO WHAT THIS CLUB HAS DONE,IF THATS NOT GREATNESSTHEN i DONT KNOW WHAT IS.

JAMIE PEACOCK

#6 Spidey

Spidey
  • Coach
  • 410 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:24 AM

When in Rome...

#7 CGD

CGD
  • Coach
  • 818 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 03:29 AM

"Indefinitely" isn't the sack, it's just the new black.

#8 Pottsy

Pottsy
  • Coach
  • 3,450 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:57 AM

It's all a roose to get the Rabbitohs to release him from his contract and the Aussie govt to deport him, paving the way for a big money move to Salford.

100% nailed on.
  • gingerjon, Chronicler of Chiswick, amh and 1 other like this

#9 Wiltshire Rhino

Wiltshire Rhino
  • Coach
  • 2,230 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:26 AM

He's been suspended for two matches and fined $10,000. He will also pay for the cost of the damage, undergo an anger management program and commit to a further 50 hours (in addition to his existing commitments) of community support work through Souths Cares.

#10 terrywebbisgod

terrywebbisgod
  • Coach
  • 7,698 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:32 AM

Looks like he's taken to the NRL lifestyle like a duck to water.


Even men with steel hearts love to see a dog on the pitch.


#11 The Future is League

The Future is League
  • Coach
  • 5,807 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:33 AM

What a stupid thing to do George. You have let down your family, your club and your team mates.



#12 Southstander13

Southstander13
  • Coach
  • 1,203 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:43 AM

The silver lining in this is that Tom is replacing him in the squad for the game this weekend against the Eels.

 

But what a stupid thing to do, criminal records can cause visa issues and every act has a consequence. Hope he learns his lesson quick, although im sure his mum will give him a good kicking!



#13 Wiltshire Rhino

Wiltshire Rhino
  • Coach
  • 2,230 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:43 AM

Apparently Tom Burgess will be making his debut for Souths this weekend...

...Or will he?
  • XIII likes this

#14 Southstander13

Southstander13
  • Coach
  • 1,203 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:46 AM

Apparently Tom Burgess will be making his debut for Souths this weekend...

...Or will he?

 

"Are you Georgie, Are you Georgie, Are you Georgie in disguise?!"

 

What better disguise than an identical twin?



#15 The Big Gun

The Big Gun
  • Coach
  • 359 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:20 AM

Sounds like the kind of silly drunken incident that many 20 year olds get up to. However, as a high-profile professional athlete this kind of behaviour isn't really on. Hopefully he's stood down for a couple of weeks and he learns his lesson.

#16 boxhead

boxhead
  • Coach
  • 2,723 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:46 AM

He has said all of the right things and took it on the Chin.

People do silly things at times, everyone does, its how you deal with it and move forward that counts.

No one has been hurt, George seems like a pretty good bloke that made a mistake.



#17 EastLondonMike

EastLondonMike
  • Coach
  • 4,048 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:11 AM

Something in the water down there eh?.. well, the dirty water.. If this type of stupidity carries on i don't think it will be too long before the NRL make an example of someone and dish out a big ban.


Newham Dockers - Champions 2013. Rugby League For East London. 100% Cockney Rugby League!

Twitter: @NewhamDockersRL - Get following!

www.newhamdockers.co.uk


#18 boxhead

boxhead
  • Coach
  • 2,723 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:22 AM

Something in the water down there eh?.. well, the dirty water.. If this type of stupidity carries on i don't think it will be too long before the NRL make an example of someone and dish out a big ban.

They already have, Blake Ferguson looks like he may be in big trouble.


Edited by AndyCapp, 18 June 2013 - 12:21 PM.


#19 MrPosh

MrPosh
  • Coach
  • 2,943 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 10:52 AM

He has said all of the right things and took it on the Chin.
People do silly things at times, everyone does, its how you deal with it and move forward that counts.
No one has been hurt, George seems like a pretty good bloke that made a mistake.

Exactly. Nothing to see here.
  • boxhead likes this
People called Romans they go the house

#20 Just Browny

Just Browny
  • Coach
  • 11,394 posts

Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:14 AM

I think there is some cause for concern, at least at a general level. For some reason, and it seems to affect English players more than most, as soon as a player starts hearing that they're a top player they start acting like idiots. Perhaps it's the media who don't bother reporting these things until the player becomes a star, but I think you could find hundreds of examples where players think they've 'made it' and their development grinds to a halt prematurely. Hope this doesn't happen here.

I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users