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Souths have nothing to Crowe about yet over Burgess, says manager

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by fLIP, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Wasnt sure if this is front page stuff.  :-X

    RUSSELL CROWE usually gets what he wants, but that may not be the case when it comes to English sensation Sam Burgess.

    South Sydney co-owner Crowe all but trumpeted the signing of Burgess, rated the best forward in the world by Bradford teammate Steve Menzies, during a recent sponsorship announcement.

    Despite Burgess having a year remaining on his Bulls contract, Crowe declared: ''He has one green eye and one red eye already. He's very keen to join South Sydney.''

    However, Crowe's comments came as a surprise to Burgess's manager, Chris Caisley, who stressed his client was still exploring all of his NRL options.

    ''That's probably, what's the word, an elaboration of where we are at,'' Caisley told The Sun-Herald.

    ''Sam hasn't agreed to any terms with anybody, but he has talked to a number of clubs. That's the position and it's common knowledge that Souths are one of them.

    ''As for the rest of it, it rests with the English club as to whether they will release him for next year.''

    Complicating the issue for the Rabbitohs is the uncertainty over coach Jason Taylor's future. Taylor has until Tuesday to save his job but is expected to be sacked for his role in the infamous ''Sad Sunday'' debacle. The outcome will impact upon negotiations with Burgess.

    ''We'd have to view that,'' Caisley he said. ''It's obviously of importance, who's going to be coaching the players. It would have a bearing, no doubt. We're not far enough down the road [in negotiations] to be concerned about it.''

    Burgess, contracted to Bradford until the end of 2010, aspires to test himself in the NRL. The Bulls may be prepared to release him early if an amicable arrangement - such as a player swap - can be negotiated.

    ''He'll definitely be coming over in 2011,'' Caisley said. ''If a club wants him before they'll have to come to an arrangement with Bradford. They have not indicated they have no wish to let him go - other than for significant compensation - at this stage.''
  2. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Come to the Eagles Sam. Best club in the world. Listen to Beaver.
  3. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    This is easy, swap Kite and Orford for Burgess.  What is wrong with the retention committee? 
  4. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,764 /88
    You are starting to make sense to me DSM, just got to convince Crusher/des
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    Jeez Wheel, is it only now? 
  6. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    I saw on a Bradford forum a few weeks ago and a few of their guys were saying that if they were to give up Burgress, they would wantL Kite, Watmough and Lyon.

    This guy must be either the most insane forward to ever lace up a boot or teh poomies are full of ****.

    Ill take the second option.

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