Burgess banned for one match

England forward Sam Burgess and Papua New Guinea hooker Paul Aiton have both been handed one match bans for incidents at the weekend.

Burgess, 24, will miss the game against Ireland on Saturday after a Grade A high tackle on Sam Thaiday during the defeat to Australia. The incident was put on report at the time, in the second half at the Millennium Stadium.

Wakefield’s Aiton was cited for a high tackle on Morgan Escare in Papua New Guinea‘s 9-8 defeat to France at Craven Park.

Both players have the option to an appeal, which would be heard at the RFL’s headquarters in Leeds on Tuesday evening.

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