FORMER Saints prop Luke Thompson's year is not getting any better Down Under.

The England front rower, who joined NRL outfit Canterbury Bulldogs in lockdown, has been found guilty of an eye gouge on Penrith’s James Tamou.

Thompson will miss the first four weeks of Bulldogs' 2021 campaign.

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He was placed on report by referee Henry Perenara during Bulldogs’ 42-0 loss to the Panthers on Saturday - the club's last game of the season.

Thompson pleaded not guilty, but the judiciary panel disagreed and he has now been banned despite the victim Tamou claiming the eye gouge was not intentional and that he didn’t feel any pressure on his eye.