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!