Keep hearing the names of Hayne, Smith, Thurston when talking who is the games best player. For the past couple of seasons I think its been Sam Burgess ...clearly. Regardless of the result, he has dominated in every game he played & his skill levels rival his toughness making him close to the perfect foward. Manly nearly snared him when Beaver played in England & if he had become a Seaeagle, I dont think its a stretch to say we would have won 2 more GF's in that time, such is his impact, ability & contagous attitude that lifts his team. When you get a tough pom like old Kevin Ward, Gareth Ellis, Graham, the Burgess tribe....thats exactly the foward required at Manly. The GF win was really well deserved for big Sam & it showed on the big stage what a champion he is, hope we can sign George Burgess & if Sam comes back to the NRL, would be pumped for it to be in a Manly jersey!!