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SportGeorge Burgess set for Souths' NRL final

06:40  12 september  2019
06:40  12 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

Souths must move on fast from flogging

Souths must move on fast from flogging South Sydney know they cannot dwell on Friday night's loss to the Sydney Roosters with a must-win NRL finals match now ahead of them on Friday night.

George Burgess is one of the most brutal forwards in the NRL . In 2013, he showed that he could be one of the most dangerous players in the game. Rate and

Tom Burgess says brother George has been pestering coach Wayne Bennett to throw him back into the NRL cauldron and is emphatic he's ready to return from a nine-week layoff. While George is available for selection for South Sydney for Friday's NRL qualifying final , there's no guarantee he'll

George Burgess set for Souths' NRL final© 2019 Getty Images SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 19: George Burgess of the Rabbitohs looks on during the NRL round six match between the Bulldogs and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on April 19, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) South Sydney prop George Burgess will return from a nine-week suspension for Friday's NRL final against the Sydney Roosters.

Burgess had been named on an extended bench in the No.18 jersey but trained strongly during Thursday's captain's run at Redfern Oval.

Coach Wayne Bennett last week said the 27-year-old was no certainty to be rushed back into the Rabbitohs line-up after spending nine rounds on the sideline for his eye gouge on Robbie Farah.

For the Bunnies to boil, Burgess has to stay out of hot water

For the Bunnies to boil, Burgess has to stay out of hot water South Sydney have a legitimate shot at challenging the likes of Melbourne and the Roosters for this year's NRL premiership - but only if Sam Burgess can stay on the field.

South Sydney's Tom Burgess says brother George is raring to return to the NRL field after serving a nine-week suspension. While George is available for selection for South Sydney for Friday's NRL qualifying final , there's no guarantee he'll return after being named on an extended bench.

The fate of George Burgess ’ career at South Sydney now sits in the hands of his teammates after copping a nine-game NRL ban for an eye gouge.

But Bennett confirmed Burgess would play and planned to use him in short bursts at the SCG with a spot in week three of the finals on the line.

When asked if he would have liked to have given Burgess more game time before running him out for a finals game, Bennett said: "In a perfect world that would be nice.

"But that's not going to happen. We've just got to get on with it."

Bennett also confirmed that prop Liam Knight had passed concussion protocols and will play after having his first training session of the week on Thursday.

Adam Doueihi and Alex Johnston switched between wing and fullback at training and are expected to do the same on Friday night.

The Rabbitohs will be without Sam Burgess after he was suspended for a hair pull.

While a contrary conduct charge usually only carries a monetary penalty, Burgess was ineligible to receive a fine because of his poor disciplinary history.

Sam Burgess: Phil Gould slams NRL judiciary over hair-pull suspension

Sam Burgess: Phil Gould slams NRL judiciary over hair-pull suspension Phil Gould has slammed the decision to suspend Souths captain Sam Burgess for this Friday's blockbuster qualifying final against the Roosters. The Englishman has been hit with a one-week suspension for pulling the hair of young winger Billy Smith when the two sides met on Thursday. Not helping Burgess was his prior poor record, which meant he was ineligible for a financial sanction. Speaking on 100% Footy on Monday, Gould said regardless of his record, the action didn't warrant missing a final over. "Ridiculous. I can't believe he's missing a semi final over a hair pull," Gould said.

Nrl ‘Disgrace’ league ’s black eye. Round 15 of the 2019 NRL season has been a dirty weekend, headlined by South Sydney prop George Burgess ’ “disgraceful” eye gouge on West Tigers veteran Robbie Farah. Just seven minutes into the first game of the weekend, Burgess was spotted

The NRL judiciary has banished Souths forward George Burgess , as South Sydney boss Shane Richardson called his ban a “tragedy”. The suspension means the 27-year-old will miss the rest of the NRL regular season but will be available for finals — it is also the longest suspension in the last

Bennett would not comment on being without his skipper and said: "I've got an opinion about that but I'm not going to share it today."

While Burgess will miss the crunch game, Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is available after being found not guilty of a careless high tackle on Knight, setting the tone for the clash between the traditional rivals.

"There's plenty of (emotion) around, there's a lot of history between both clubs," Bennett said.

"You look at last week, there was a bit of emotion and passion out there last week so I've got to assume tomorrow will be no different."

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