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RugbyL: Burgess admits testicle grab tackle

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South Sydney's star English forward Sam Burgess on Tuesday admitted a testicle-grabbing tackle and will miss two games in the National Rugby League.

Burgess was slapped with a grade-one contrary-conduct charge for the incident, known as a "squirrel grip" tackle in Australia, during the second-placed Rabbitohs' 26-8 loss to the Storm in Melbourne on Friday.

In making a tackle on Storm centre Will Chambers, Burgess appeared to place his hands between the player's legs, leaving Chambers lying on the ground afterwards.

"Sam Burgess has taken the early guilty plea for a grade one contrary conduct charge, and will now miss two matches," Souths said in an update on their website.

It means he will sit out Friday's clash with the Manly Sea Eagles as well as a showdown with the Canterbury Bulldogs a week later.

South Sydney are already missing injured key backs Greg Inglis and John Sutton and the loss of Burgess is a big blow for a team that has lost three of their last four matches to slip off the top of the ladder.

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