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    Default George Burgess to Wigan?

    Hearing this has got some legs
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    Is he the second best one? I always get confused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Is he the second best one? I always get confused.
    Third best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magic superbeetle View Post
    Third best.
    Thanks. Probably still an improvement on the rubbish they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Hearing this has got some legs
    Surely just agents trying to get him a better NRL offer. Unless he's got a burning desire to come back to England, I really can't see why he'd come back to sign for that trash when they're downsizing and cutting back on spending in every department. He'd 'defo signed' for Warrington a month ago as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddened! View Post
    Surely just agents trying to get him a better NRL offer. Unless he's got a burning desire to come back to England, I really can't see why he'd come back to sign for that trash when they're downsizing and cutting back on spending in every department. He'd 'defo signed' for Warrington a month ago as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saddened! View Post
    Surely just agents trying to get him a better NRL offer. Unless he's got a burning desire to come back to England, I really can't see why he'd come back to sign for that trash when they're downsizing and cutting back on spending in every department. He'd 'defo signed' for Warrington a month ago as well.
    There's an offer from Paramatta on the table as well. There's s few Wiganers who I know who are confident he'll sign for them
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    Would easily be one of the best props in super league. Unless anyone is using a marquee spot on him and a sizeable package at that I can’t see anyone beating NRL money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
    Would easily be one of the best props in super league. Unless anyone is using a marquee spot on him and a sizeable package at that I can’t see anyone beating NRL money.
    He has the ability to be, but he's been poor in the NRL for a couple seasons now and that's why Souths aren't offering him a new deal. It's a shame because thinking back to how he played in the 2013 World Cup, I thought he'd go on and rival Sam as the best of the brothers. He just seems to struggle to keep hold of the ball in contact.

    Also, what he did to his former team mate Robbie Farah the other week, was distasteful.

    Finding his best form again in our competition may be a good thing for him, but who knows if he'll come?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Stephenson View Post
    He has the ability to be, but he's been poor in the NRL for a couple seasons now and that's why Souths aren't offering him a new deal. It's a shame because thinking back to how he played in the 2013 World Cup, I thought he'd go on and rival Sam as the best of the brothers. He just seems to struggle to keep hold of the ball in contact.

    Also, what he did to his former team mate Robbie Farah the other week, was distasteful.

    Finding his best form again in our competition may be a good thing for him, but who knows if he'll come?

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    Spot on. Been shit for a while for Souths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiewaringsflatcap View Post
    Spot on. Been shit for a while for Souths.
    But would rip up Superleague good player MASSIVE in size just what the Pie Eaters have not got? Will take a lot of Lenagans personal money to get him though as the club can't afford him. Big Gamble

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    Is he the eye gouger ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zerohero1266 View Post
    Is he the eye gouger ?
    Yep, he will fit into their culture seamlessly

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
    Would easily be one of the best props in super league. Unless anyone is using a marquee spot on him and a sizeable package at that I can’t see anyone beating NRL money.
    That’s exactly what Wigan are doing reportedly.
    This article states that Burgess’ value halved after his recent ban and Wigan are offering him a lengthy marquee deal.

    He fell completely out of form a couple of seasons ago, he’s slowly got some form back then got slapped with a lengthy ban for another eye gouge. Can see him going well over here and it would be good to have a biggish name back in super league but I wouldn’t have him over any of our front rowers in Thompson or Walmsley

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    Penalty machine and in possession of the worst rag hands since Les Jones (one for the kids there).
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    Surprised they haven't tried to sign Jack De Belin yet.

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    This could be an interesting signing- definitely potential to be up there with the best props in Superleague, but would have to have a major uplift in his form from the last few seasons to do that.
    More likely this would bite them on the a**e, he would continue giving away stupid penalties and would almost certainly end up banned for periods through his inability to control his thug mentality. The new ‘wrecking ball’. Ideal fit for the pies really.


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    I think he might gouge out a good few years here. Wigan ideal for that..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyMo View Post
    Penalty machine and in possession of the worst rag hands since Les Jones (one for the kids there).
    I liked Les JONES as a kid. Fast winger but unfortunately couldn't catch. Used to turn at the ground wearing glasses like Hans Moleman

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    I read somewhere that George has trouble training regularly due to injury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon Sexton View Post
    Surprised they haven't tried to sign Jack De Belin yet.
    Joint swoop for Hayne as well.

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    He would be a decent signing for Wigan. They have struggled in the prop area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reliable sauce View Post
    That’s exactly what Wigan are doing reportedly.
    This article states that Burgess’ value halved after his recent ban and Wigan are offering him a lengthy marquee deal.

    He fell completely out of form a couple of seasons ago, he’s slowly got some form back then got slapped with a lengthy ban for another eye gouge. Can see him going well over here and it would be good to have a biggish name back in super league but I wouldn’t have him over any of our front rowers in Thompson or Walmsley
    Wouldn't mind him playing a/s big Al & Thommo tho'

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    Eye gouger signs for the pies for 3 yrs

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