SOUTH Sydney's dual English international forward Sam Burgess has been labelled a grub following his heavy tackle on defenceless Brisbane rival Joe Ofahengaue during the Broncos 30-8 NRL win last night.
Social media Facebook and Twitter lit after after Burgess jumped on Ofahengaue, who had put himself at risk of being smashed by surrendering in the tackle.
The incident sparked a mid-field melee involving players from both sides.
Under the rules, Burgess could have placed a hand on Ofahengaue to complete the tackle but he wanted to fire up his team mates.
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We have had an absolute gutful of Sam Burgess tonight. #NRLBroncosSouths— LadiesWhoLeague (@LadiesWhoLeague) April 22, 2016
Someone try to tell me what rule Sam Burgess broke. He made a legal tackle. The referee got flustered and that's not good enough! #NRL— League Freak (@LeagueFreak) April 22, 2016
Sam Burgess could kill a man on the field and the commentators would still think he's done no wrong— Victoria (@yeahvictoriaaa_) April 22, 2016