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Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:57 pm
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George Burgess played a wonderful game off the bench for South Sydney against the Sydney Roosters last night. He scored a solo try up the centre and under the posts. Pundit Phil Gould declared George Burgess to be a "monster." Peter Sterling noted with a chuckle that "another one" -- George's twin brother Tom -- was waiting in the tunnel, and that the Burgess production line was rolling on. Hollywood superstar Russell Crowe was in attendance.

If George can continue this form he will not only be a permanent member of the South Sydney team, he will be a certain and indispensable member of the England squad. It is clear that Steve McNamara cannot pick an England team that doesn't include George Burgess. And it may be only a few months to wait for Tom Burgess to join him on South Sydney's and perhaps England's bench.
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oh no, more sensationalism from Barry.
Posted by Cronus on Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:43 pm
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Why can't you join in existing discussions?

I'm actually torn whether this is Barry or LF.
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:18 am
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This not "sensationalism." It is in fact a sensational development for English rugby league. It is not out of the question that all 4 Burgess brothers will play not only for South Sydney but also for England in one game.

Consider this team of 10 forwards in a selection of 17 for a WC game:

LF: Sam Burgess
SR: Gareth Ellis, Ben Westwood, Gareth Hock
PR: James Graham, Luke Burgess, George Burgess, Tom Burgess
HK: James Roby, Rob Burrow

I am not saying it will happen. But it is not out of the question, given the advanced conditioning, fitness and coaching that the Burgess boys are receiving under Michael "Madge" McGuire. If it happens, this would make the Burgess family the greatest family in the history of rugby league.
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Posted by Harrigan on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:18 am
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LF? Why would he write anything positive about a pom? :lol:
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Jean is definitely right. George was outstanding for Souths. I'd be surprised if Luke got much of a look in with England though. Sam, obviously we know about. Tom - well if he's anything like his twin. Wow.
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George was superb today and if he carries that form on HAS to be in the squad come World Cup time.
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
given the advanced conditioning, fitness and coaching that the Burgess boys are receiving under Michael "Madge" McGuire..


And there you go. You are quoting the bog standard, incorrect perception that there is advanced conditioning and fitness in the NRL. There isn't. move on.

Oh and I won't be able to get to see Tom play tomorrow... in reserve grade.
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And there you go. You are quoting the bog standard, incorrect perception that there is advanced conditioning and fitness in the NRL. There isn't. move on.

Oh and I won't be able to get to see Tom play tomorrow... in reserve grade.


Are you part of the Roosters set up Booster?
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Are you part of the Roosters set up Booster?


He is. I think he might be the old man who hands out the energy drinks at the end of the game.
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