A melee breaks out between the Broncos and Rabbitohs including Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs during Round 8 of the NRL match between Brisbane Broncos and South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium,Brisbane, Friday, April 22, 2016.
A melee breaks out between the Broncos and Rabbitohs including Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs during Round 8 of the NRL match between Brisbane Broncos and South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium,Brisbane, Friday, April 22, 2016. AAP Image - Glenn Hunt

Social media blisters Sam Burgess over tackle

SOUTH Sydney's dual English international forward Sam Burgess has been labelled a grub following his heavy tackle on defenceless Brisbane rival Joe Ofahengaue during the Broncos 30-8 NRL win last night.
  
Social media Facebook and Twitter lit after after Burgess jumped on Ofahengaue, who had put himself at risk of being smashed by surrendering in the tackle.

The incident sparked a mid-field melee involving players from both sides.

Under the rules, Burgess could have placed a hand on Ofahengaue to complete the tackle but he wanted to fire up his team mates.

What do you think of Sam's tackle?

This poll ended on 23 April 2017.

Current Results

Cheap Shot

70%

Legal Tackle

29%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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