GE­ORGE OFF LIGHT

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - WHAT'S THE BUZZ -

GE­ORGE Burgess can con­sider him­self for­tu­nate that a soft in­ter­na­tional ju­di­ciary al­lowed him to es­cape with a four-match ban for eye-goug­ing Ki­wis full­back Dallin Watene-Zelez­niak.

Back in 1984, your colum­nist cov­ered the Les Boyd ju­di­ciary case when he was given 15 months for goug­ing Can­ter­bury hooker Billy John­stone. Drag­ons half­back Steve Lin­nane got 20 weeks in 1987 and Bal­main No. 7 Gary Free­man copped 12 weeks in 1989. It is the low­est of low acts on a footy field.

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