Rabbitohs Captain Sam Burgess has been charged by the Match Review Committee following Friday night's clash with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

Burgess has been charged with a grade one shoulder charge from an 8th minute incident involving Bulldogs player Greg Eastwood. The base penalty for this charge is 200 points.

Burgess has two prior non-similiar offences in the last two years which results in a 40% loading on the charge.

If Burgess takes the early guilty plea he will accrue 210 points and miss the following two matches.

If he fights the charge and loses he will accrue 280 points and miss the following two matches. If he fights the charge and wins he will be free to play against the Broncos next week.

Keep an eye on www.rabbitohs.com.au for further updates.