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Rabbitohs forward, George Burgess, will miss two matches after unsuccessfully contesting a grade two contrary conduct charge at the NRL Judiciary tonight.

Following the hearing, Burgess said that he was disappointed by his actions, emphasising that such conduct should not be a part of the game moving forward at any level.

"[It's] not good for me," Burgess said of the suspension.

"Hopefully, as an NRL community, we can get on with the finals now. I look forward to some exciting games.

"Hopefully any kids out there watching can learn from my mistakes. I certainly have done and [I'm] looking to move forward now.

"It was a silly act. I reacted to what I saw at the time. I don't condone what I did. You've just got to move forward and keep working hard and keep encouraging my teammates to get as far as we can in the finals period. It's a very important time for our Club."

The English international accrues 270 points for the charge, resulting in a two-match suspension, meaning the earliest the prop-forward could be available pending results, would be in Week 3 of the 2015 NRL Finals Series – the Preliminary Finals.

The Rabbitohs will take on the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks in Week 1 of the NRL Telstra Premiership Finals Series at Allianz Stadium this Sunday with kick-off slated for 4.10pm. Purchase your tickets!  

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