Burgess investigated after 'road incident'

The NSW police and my-live.org the NRL’s integrity unit are investigating a road incident involving incoming St George Illawarra forward George Burgess.

The English prop was allegedly involved in an altercation with another motorist in Wollongong on the NSW south coast on Monday.

A police statement claims a 32-year-old man’s mobile phone was allegedly damaged when Burgess, cristianpedia.org 29, grabbed it from him and website threw it on the roadway following a verbal altercation.

“St George Illawarra are aware of an alleged road incident involving 2022 recruit George Burgess,” a Dragons statement read on Wednesday.

“The NRL integrity unit have been informed.

“As the police are currently investigating the matter, the Dragons will be making no further comment at this stage.”

Burgess left South Sydney after the 2019 season to join Wigan but played just eight games in the Super League in 2020 before departing the club on medical grounds with two years left to run on his contract.

He underwent hip surgery before securing his move back to Australia with the Dragons, where the 29-year-old has signed a two-year deal.