George Burgess: St George Illawarra issue statement on England star

Josh McAllister
George Burgess

George Burgess in action for Wigan in 2020

St George Illawarra have issued a statement on current player and England international George Burgess.

Burgess, 29, has reportedly been interviewed by police over an alleged sexual touching incident in Sydney.

Reports Down Under say the incident involved a woman and occurred in the suburb of Mascot.

The NRL club released in a statement: “The St George Illawarra Dragons have been made aware of a matter involving one of its players by the NRL integrity unit.

“The Dragons are working closely with all parties as the matter is under police investigation.

“The Dragons will be making no further comment at this stage.”

A New South Wales Police spokesperson told “Earlier this month police attached to South Sydney Police Area Command commenced an investigation into reports that a woman had been sexually touched by a man known to her on the 8th of March and those inquires are continuing.”

Helene Lambestos of Channel 9 reported that Burgess is due in court on April 13.

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Burgess, younger brother of NRL great Sam and twin brother of international team-mate Tom, made his St George debut in their loss to Penrith Panthers on Friday.

He returned to the NRL after a short stint with Wigan in Super League. His time in the UK was cut short due to injury, and he soon returned Down Under linking up with his new club.

The Dewsbury-born prop made his professional debut in 2012 for South Sydney Rabbitohs against Canterbury Bulldogs. A year later, he was named the Dally M Rookie of the Year.

He went on to make close to 150 career appearances for the Rabbitohs before signing with Wigan. He made eight appearances for the Warriors, scoring one try.

Burgess has won 15 caps for England.

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