Burgess warned for dangerous tackle

Date published: October 5 2015

England's Sam Burgess has received a Citing Commissioner Warning for a dangerous high tackle against Australia.

Burgess receiving the warning from independent Citing Commissioner Steve Hinds (New Zealand) for a breach of Law 10.4(e) (dangerous high tackle) in the 71st minute of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Pool A match between England and Australia at Twickenham on Saturday.

Under the Rugby World Cup 2015 disciplinary programme, a Citing Commissioner Warning equates to a yellow card for the purposes of sanction.

A combination of three yellow cards or Citing Commissioner Warnings accumulated during the tournament will result in a hearing.

Burgess is therefore free to play in England’s final Pool A match against Uruguay this weekend in Manchester.