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Souths to sign Burgess brothers

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    IMAGINE taking on a forward pack that included Sam Burgess and three of his almost identical brothers.

    Well, the South Sydney Rabbitohs are trying to make it happen - and it could be a reality by the start of next season.

    Sam's older brother, Luke, plays for the Leeds Rhinos, while younger twins, Tom and George, 18, play for his old club the Bradford Bulls.

    Tom and George are even bigger than Sam, weighing in at 115kg. George is the most highly regarded young forward in the English Super League and a member of England's development academy.

    "We'd like to have them all here as soon as possible," says Souths CEO Shane Richardson.

    It would be a massive marketing boost for Souths and the entire NRL.

    "It would be great if it could happen for next year, but we have to respect they are still under contract to Bradford and Leeds in England.

    "The three boys have all been out here to see Sam. They love the place and they all want to play for Souths. It's up to the manager back in England, who looks after all three of them, to make the next move. I have been speaking to him regularly about the boys, but I can't do much more until they sort everything out with their clubs."

    Not since the good old Belmore days,when Steve, Chris and Peter Mortimer played at Canterbury, has an NRL club had three brothers in one team. You have to go back 100 years to find a team with four brothers. Ray, Rex, Roy and Bernard Norman played for Annandale against Souths on August 20, 1910.

    Souths are confident they can squeeze the Burgess boys under the salary cap by including George and Tom in Toyota Cup and Luke in the first-grade squad.
     
  2. north coast eagle

    north coast eagle Active Member

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    It would take a lot of lubrication to squeeze that lot under souths cap.
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    It would take a lot of lubrication to squeeze their heads into a scrum. Burgess reminds me of living bobblehead doll.
     
  4. Guest

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    lol why dont they look for a good half back, orford would have been ideal for them as a fill in, they have good go forward, just  no one directing attack for the full game..sutton isnt too bad but goes missing, plus it seems too much responsiblity for him..
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The mother of the Burgess clan is going to have so many houses courtesy of Russell Crowe she'll be a new feudal madam.
     
  6. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    Can Russ recommend a good accountant for Manly?????
     
  7. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The ones Souths use seem very creative ;D
     
  8. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    The twin's Tom and George would still be pretty cheap - yet to play a Super League game I think.
    Luke Burgess would be pretty pricey though.
     
  9. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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    None of them would be heading over on small coin, they would all demand a bit. Souths are stupid if they try this, really dumb. They will be stuck with 4 brothers, unable to offload one with out being afraid half the team will leave.
     
  10. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    With Slammin Sams heritage id back the others to!
     
  11. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    The ones Souths use seem very creative ;D
    [/quote]  I can assure you the Souths accountants are a very long way distant from the promises and incentives being given privately by Crowe.
     

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