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Dragons forward investigated by police

St George Illawarra forward George Burgess is being investigated by police and the NRL integrity unit.

Wide World of Sports can confirm Burgess is the player referenced by a Dragons statement released today. He attended a southern Sydney police station this afternoon.

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

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“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.”

A statement from NSW Police reads, “Earlier this month officers attached to south Sydney area command commenced an investigation into reports a woman had been sexually touched by a man known to her on Tuesday 8th March 2022”.

Burgess, 29, was recruited by the Red V this year and made his club debut against the Panthers on Friday night.

He previously played 149 NRL games for South Sydney, and was one of the best players on the field in the 2014 grand final, although his brother Sam was awarded the Clive Churchill Medal.

Burgess essentially retired from the game in 2019 due to a serious hip problem, but he mad a surprise comeback this year.

His twin brother, Tom, still plays for the Rabbitohs.

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