George Burgess to be interviewed by police over alleged sexual touching incident

NRL premiership winner George Burgess has been interviewed by police over an alleged sexual touching incident involving a woman in Sydney.

An allegation was made to police about the St George Illawarra Dragons prop last week in regard to an incident that allegedly occurred in the suburb of Mascot.

“Earlier this month police attached to South Sydney Police Area Command commenced an investigation into reports that a woman had been sexually touched by a man known to her on the 8th of March and those inquires are continuing,” a NSW Police spokesperson said.

It’s believed both the NRL’s integrity unit and the Dragons were informed of the matter on Monday morning.

Burgess, who undertook major hip resurfacing surgery over the off-season, had spoken to media as part of routine commitments on Monday before he was called in to speak to police about the matter.

The Dragons said they were working closely with all parties ahead of their rivalry match against the Sharks on Thursday night

“The St George Illawarra Dragons have been made aware of a matter involving one of its players by the NRL integrity unit,” the club said.

“The Dragons are working closely with all parties as the matter is under police investigation. The Dragons will be making no further comment at this stage.”

George Burgess, the younger brother of NRL great Sam, and twin brother of fellow NRL star Tom, made his club debut in St George Illawarra’s 20-16 loss to the Panthers on Friday.

The 29-year-old had been thrown an NRL lifeline by the Dragons after his move to the Super League with the Wigan Warriors was cut short by injury in 2020.

He has played in 158 top flight rugby league games, including 149 for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, with whom he won the 2014 NRL Grand Final.

He also played in 15 international Tests for England.