England have decided not to appeal the one-match ban handed out to Dewsbury forward Sam Burgess for his high tackle during Saturday's 28-20 opening World Cup defeat by Australia at the Millennium Stadium.
Burgess was placed on report by referee Henry Perenara for the swinging arm that concussed Brisbane second rower Sam Thaiday in the second half of the match and on Monday was given a one-match ban by an international match-review panel after being found guilty of a grade A careless tackle.
Burgess had the right to contest the decision at a hearing at the Rugby Football League's Leeds headquarters but England announced that he will not be appealing the decision.
It means he will miss Saturday's second group A game against Ireland at a sold-out John Smith's Stadium in Huddersfield but is set to return against Fiji at Hull a week later.
Three brothers from Dewsbury will hopefully make Rugby League history later this month by stepping out together for England in the World Cup.
Sam Burgess and his identical twin brothers Tom and George - who now live and play in Australia - are all in Steve McNamara's 24 man squad for the competition. At the moment they're at England's training camp in South Africa, where our cameras caught up with them. John Shires reports.
England rugby league international Sam Burgess has been caught up in the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy on the east coast of the United States. Burgess, 23, the former Bradford forward who now plays for South Sydney, was holidaying in New York when the storm struck.
"He's stuck in his apartment and his flight back to Sydney has been cancelled but he's not too worried," said brother Luke, 25, a Souths team-mate who is currently with the England squad in Loughborough training for Saturday's international against France.
Sam, who was forced to miss England's autumn internationals because of a knee injury, wrote on Twitter: "Hurricane is picking up here down in Lower Manhattan. Safe indoors though. My only worry is the food rations we may be on overnight."