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England striker George Burgess has been called in to appear at a disciplinary hearing over a suspected incident during his second test win against New Zealand.

Yesterday's match was held by Kiwis defender Dallin Watene-Zelezniak to receive treatment for an eye injury shortly after contacting Sydney's south-south Burgess.

The incident, which occurred 20 minutes from the end of England's 20-14 win, was unpunished by referee Gerard Sutton and Watene-Zelezniak dismissed the confrontation in their interviews after the match.

However, the Rugby Football League announced that New Zealand cited the incident and referred Burgess to a disciplinary hearing tonight.

A statement said: "The Scoreboard Appointed by the Rugby Football League for the series determined that the incident deserves a Grade D charge of behavior contrary to the true spirit of the game."

The D-grade offense typically carries a three to five game suspension, putting Burgess's side on the sidelines of Sunday's third test on Sunday at Elland Road under threat.

A ban on more than one match would be transferred to the 2019 NRL season.

The case will be heard by a panel of three people, including a representative from England and New Zealand.

Burgess was called by England for a two-year absence against France last month and he also played in both current games against Kiwis so far.

England coach Wayne Bennett said that despite closing the series with a game to spare, he would not agree to make any changes to the third test, despite having to find a substitute for hooker Daryl Clark after breaking a rib in Anfield.


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