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John Drake

NRL - Round 9

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NRL PREMIERSHIP ROUND NINE

Friday, 10th May

South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys
Wests Tigers v Cronulla Sharks

Saturday, 11th May
New Zealand Warriors v Canterbury Bulldogs
Parramatta Eels v Brisbane Broncos

Sunday, 12th May
Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knight
Gold Coast Titans v St George Illawarra Dragons
Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm

Monday, 13th May
Manly Sea Eagles v Sydney Roosters

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Souths 2nd try just had me out of my seat! Great team try!!!

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whoops

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Sam - 80m off 9 drives

George - 102m off 8 drives

Oh, it's half time btw!

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Souths got the rub of the Green again tonight.

They may have looked like convincing winners but early in the game every line ball call went their way compared to the calls the Cowboys had.

Souths are playing really well but they appear to have the Midas touch with luck and decisions for the whole season.

Things go in cycles usually.

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George Burgess looks to be the single most destructive runner of the football in the NRL forward community - he was bowling over seasoned internationals in the Cowboys line-up as if they were a bunch of skittles.

He possesses such great acceleration, with a running style that combines high knee-lift with a pair of threshing elbows - where Adrian Morley, in his prime, was probably the NRL's most feared hit man, George Burgess has quickly assumed the mantle of the NRL's most explosive runner.

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George Burgess looks to be the single most destructive runner of the football in the NRL forward community - he was bowling over seasoned internationals in the Cowboys line-up as if they were a bunch of skittles.

He possesses such great acceleration, with a running style that combines high knee-lift with a pair of threshing elbows - where Adrian Morley, in his prime, was probably the NRL's most feared hit man, George Burgess has quickly assumed the mantle of the NRL's most explosive runner.

His footwork is amazing for such a big guy.

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George Burgess looks to be the single most destructive runner of the football in the NRL forward community - he was bowling over seasoned internationals in the Cowboys line-up as if they were a bunch of skittles.

He possesses such great acceleration, with a running style that combines high knee-lift with a pair of threshing elbows - where Adrian Morley, in his prime, was probably the NRL's most feared hit man, George Burgess has quickly assumed the mantle of the NRL's most explosive runner.

George is having a great Season so far.

The Cowboys were quick to try and stop his momentum but because they had him running out wide he still got space to build up.

In saying that, some players have Purple patches and some just keep on performing.

Tony Williams was the most dynamic forward in the NRL last year, not so much now though.

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Sam finished with 150m from 19 hit ups and a try

George finished with 157m from 14 hit ups.

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Tony Williams is a lazy player though. He still has the ability to do what he did last year. He just doesn't have the work rate needed to continually be a top player.

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Burgess boys just smashed australias number 1 front rowers.haha

Did they?

George was out wide and only played half a game.

Sam did ok but no more than many of the Souths pack did.

You do realise Souths have a team stacked with talent besides the Burgess Boys?

Souths Halves and Fullback are far more the reason they are going well this year than any Forward players.

Good fourth post Mate

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Tony Williams is a lazy player though. He still has the ability to do what he did last year. He just doesn't have the work rate needed to continually be a top player.

That is true and that has a lot to do with why he has moved around Clubs.

On his day he can be devastating though, he has done enough to get Rep honours but needs to do more consistently.

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Did they?

George was out wide and only played half a game.

Sam did ok but no more than many of the Souths pack did.

You do realise Souths have a team stacked with talent besides the Burgess Boys?

Souths Halves and Fullback are far more the reason they are going well this year than any Forward players.

Good fourth post Mate

Haha yes they did MATE. and i see your the legend around here better watch what i post or you will show me. North Queensland got dominated lead by the UK boys its in the score, so just relax and a coke or something.

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Haha yes they did MATE. and i see your the legend around here better watch what i post or you will show me. North Queensland got dominated lead by the UK boys its in the score, so just relax and a coke or something.

Agree with you paddsy cowboys didn't no what to do with George burgess when he was on... Andy Capp take you're australian blinkers off

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Did they?

George was out wide and only played half a game.

Sam did ok but no more than many of the Souths pack did.

You do realise Souths have a team stacked with talent besides the Burgess Boys?

Souths Halves and Fullback are far more the reason they are going well this year than any Forward players.

Good fourth post Mate

George made more meters in the game than any cowboys player and broke nine takles with two line breaks, in only 14 carries. The SMH states the game changed

when he came on. On the souths forum their own fans are rating him in the top three players every game. Give yourself a break. If there was a 'superman' on the pitch in this game he was an english one.

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Um, both Burgess boys were great last night. George was bloody brilliant, again. There's really nothing else to discuss.

Awesome game going on here between Warriors and Doggies. Sounds like a great atmosphere at in the big Wellington crowd.

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Um, both Burgess boys were great last night. George was bloody brilliant, again. There's really nothing else to discuss.

Awesome game going on here between Warriors and Doggies. Sounds like a great atmosphere at in the big Wellington crowd.

A wonderful attendance in Wellington of over 30000 - well above anything the Super Rugby (union) franchise of the Hurricanes has managed all year - a vibrant atmosphere and thrilling game to boot...

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What a game that was! How many tries did we bomb but a well deserved win. I knew even at 16-0 the game wasn't over, mainly due to the wind but also that was typical Warriors.

Thought Pritchard was awesome with the ball and really carried the team forward. With a full pack, we are tough to beat and going down to NZ makes it twice as hard anyway, especially in front of an energetic crowd like that. Good win, onto next week.

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On to George, I didn't even think he ran that wide! His two breaks came pretty central and I'd say 90% of his work was in between the "20m marks"

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It made me laugh when Tamou threw everything at George near the end of the second half and looked to catch him high. Tamou just bounced off George and George, with 2 players hanging onto his lower half, just turned around to the ref to ask for a penalty like no one was there. Normally when Tamou hits you, you know about it :lol:

I just hope Tom can get somewhere near George. Before G left for Australia, Tom was supposed to be rated as the best of the 2. We could have a monster pack in a couple of years. Souths won't be bad either.

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It made me laugh when Tamou threw everything at George near the end of the second half and looked to catch him high. Tamou just bounced off George and George, with 2 players hanging onto his lower half, just turned around to the ref to ask for a penalty like no one was there. Normally when Tamou hits you, you know about it :lol:

I just hope Tom can get somewhere near George. Before G left for Australia, Tom was supposed to be rated as the best of the 2. We could have a monster pack in a couple of years. Souths won't be bad either.

 

Will be very interesting to see how Tom goes when he gets in, George has improved out of sight and really didnt expect him to make the impact he has.

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No doubt about that Burgess G has made a resounding impact in the NRL, possibly like no other young forward has in recent years.

His defence rate is superb and he is almost unstoppable with 10 yards to go to the line, the one blot on his sheet so far is the fact that every R/L fan in the WORLD has sat up and taken notice, that is with the exception of one ............Steve Macnamara! Or at least he is keeping his thoughts very deeply hidden under his hat on the subject to date.

The Warriors-Dogs match was truly brilliant one of the best so far this season and from both sides. James Graham also showed just how great the potential of our England pack can be with a scintallating display, even the commentators remarked on the fact that" Canterbury are such a different side with Graham in it "!

True too, for once he got into his rythmn they started to dominate the game and won a great victory, although I too thought that Pritchard also had a magnificent game as well.

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