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When rising star Burns told Souths teammates he wanted GI's position

When rising star Burns told Souths teammates he wanted GI's position

The 22-year-old told teammates after Christmas he wanted to play left centre in the grand final. Souths are just glad he's finally in the right position.

  • by Christian Nicolussi

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Burgess and Burns run riot as Dragons' spine causes grief for McGregor
NRL 2019

Burgess and Burns run riot as Dragons' spine causes grief for McGregor

Sam Burgess bagged a double and Braidon Burns was excellent as Brad Fittler suggested it was time Dragons management gave thought to cutting Gareth Widdop loose.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Without their stars, Dragons can't stop Bunnies in full flight
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Rabbitohs

Without their stars, Dragons can't stop Bunnies in full flight

They are playing at Kogarah, so I’m expecting the match to be tight for the first 60 minutes, but Souths’ strength in the forwards will see them kick away.

  • by Andrew Johns
'I could have had a sook': Dufty upbeat with bench role
Rabbitohs

'I could have had a sook': Dufty upbeat with bench role

The Dragons livewire insists he won't be caught kicking stones over his reduced playing time to start this season.

  • by Adam Pengilly
McGregor likes Widdop at No.1, but Bennett prefers him in the halves
Dragons

McGregor likes Widdop at No.1, but Bennett prefers him in the halves

South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett played Gareth Widdop at fullback for England, but says he's a better half than No.1

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Burgess' edge move saves Coote from Dream Team punt, says McCarthy

Burgess' edge move saves Coote from Dream Team punt, says McCarthy

Bob McCarthy, South Sydney's greatest second-rower, loves the idea of Sam Burgess being shifted to an edge - and even backed George and Tom to shine out wide.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
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'I was always a Roosters fan': Traitor sledge doesn't stir Crichton
Rabbitohs

'I was always a Roosters fan': Traitor sledge doesn't stir Crichton

He copped some chat from former South Sydney teammates in Friday's season opener, but the barbs were water off a Chook's back for Angus Crichton.

  • by Sam Phillips
Ratings rise as league fans return to the box
Roosters

Ratings rise as league fans return to the box

Fears that the fans would turn off the footy after a summer of shame have been quickly allayed.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
Reynolds pulls a Rabbit out of the hat to star for Souths

Reynolds pulls a Rabbit out of the hat to star for Souths

Souths officials were forced to shoot down talk Adam Reynolds would be a late withdrawal from the SCG opener - sadly for the Sydney Roosters he wasn't.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
Keary slams 'disrespectful' Walker as on-field battle spills over

Keary slams 'disrespectful' Walker as on-field battle spills over

Luke Keary added a chapter to the famous Souths-Roosters rivalry by labelling Cody Walker "disrespectful", but Sam Burgess welcomed the treatment.

  • by Christian Nicolussi
High-priced recruit Crichton languishes on bench in low-key debut
Rabbitohs

High-priced recruit Crichton languishes on bench in low-key debut

Angus Crichton's highly touted switch from the Rabbitohs to Roosters reaped just 19 minutes in his first game for his new club.

  • by Adam Pengilly