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    Default Sam Burgess

    Looks like the shoulder injury has ended his career.

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/30/...te-retirement/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    Looks like the shoulder injury has ended his career.

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/30/...te-retirement/

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    A pity for him. A player that always lead from the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    A pity for him. A player that always lead from the front.
    Yeah great player great guy . All the best Sam whatever you do next .

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    What a phenomenal player he has been for club and country.

    I look at the GB team with him not in it and think ‘who is our enforcer’, we haven’t got one.
    One of the very best to play the game, massive loss.

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    Default Sam Burgess Retired

    Absolutely gutted I won't get to see this guy rip it up against the Ozzies ever again.
    Became one of the best British players of all time for me.

    Good luck to him in his next chapter.

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    Sorry. Didn't see this thread.

    Yep. Absolutely beast of a player. One of my favourite players to watch no matter who he was playing for.

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    Thompson to Souths then?

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    Like the Matty Lees injury, perhaps time again for us all to reflect how these guys put their bodies on the line week in week out...And what the consequences can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentishBarry View Post
    Like the Matty Lees injury, perhaps time again for us all to reflect how these guys put their bodies on the line week in week out...And what the consequences can be.
    Didn't Burgess do the same tackle to a Saints player who never seemed to play again?

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    Nicely put from John Bateman.


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    Why does it look like they are about to embrace in some kind of romantic kiss

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint_me View Post
    Why does it look like they are about to embrace in some kind of romantic kiss
    Yeah, bit of a weird choice of photo
    I f*cking hate wi*an.

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    Such a shame, was a fantastic player. The grand final win in 2014 with a fractured cheek AND man of the match was unbelievable.


    The documentary about him is really good, it’s on YouTube if you haven’t seen it https://youtu.be/qNVUwyFox5s
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    Thompson made more metres than Isa, clubb, Byrne, partington, o loughlin, Powell and flower combined

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    And he only played 50 minutes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy View Post
    Didn't Burgess do the same tackle to a Saints player who never seemed to play again?
    Was it Gareth Frodsham who never seemed to be the same player again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Dave View Post
    Nicely put from John Bateman.

    This picture just shows what a freak Bateman is, nowhere near big enough for SR, but does it week in week out for club and country. Best of luck to Sam, early retirement because he put so much into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    Yeah, bit of a weird choice of photo
    Typical end of game for players that know each other off the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabasco View Post
    Was it Gareth Frodsham who never seemed to be the same player again?
    That's who I thought it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippy View Post
    Didn't Burgess do the same tackle to a Saints player who never seemed to play again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belgian Saint View Post
    Typical end of game for players that know each other off the field.
    It looks like a Brokeback Mountain moment.
    I f*cking hate wi*an.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabasco View Post
    Was it Gareth Frodsham who never seemed to be the same player again?
    Yep. That was my first real memory of Burgess. Frodsham was a big lad and at 18 a good prospect. Burgess, who was also 18 at the time IIRC, absolutely brutalised him, and we hardly saw anything of him after that.

    It's a shame that the NRL is so dominant that he spent most of his career over there. One of the great British forwards of all time and most of us only got to see him play a handful of times.

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    Incredible player and an even better competitor. Wish him all the best in retirement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KentishBarry View Post
    Like the Matty Lees injury, perhaps time again for us all to reflect how these guys put their bodies on the line week in week out...And what the consequences can be.
    Aye. Hardly ancient at 30. It's a shame
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    Quote Originally Posted by webbo again View Post
    it looks like a brokeback mountain moment.
    Cracked me up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Aye. Hardly ancient at 30. It's a shame
    It is a shame but he's hardly going to go hungry. I think he'd make a good coach in any case.

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    It is a shame for him and from an England point of view. He has had some off the field issues which he can focus on now, out of the limelight.

    I have read that Burgess wanted to get his shoulder operated on in the USA but Souths weren't keen. I would guess that they want an insurance payment and him off the cap. Hopefully Sam can have his operation and reevaluate once recovered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Fridge View Post
    Aye. Hardly ancient at 30. It's a shame
    I think players have a limited time playing. He was a first team player from a very young age. As was Paul Sculthorpe who also retired early. This is especially the case in the NRL these days.

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon Sexton View Post
    Thompson to Souths then?
    Tyson Frizell, apparently.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabasco View Post
    Was it Gareth Frodsham who never seemed to be the same player again?
    I never subscribed to that Burgess finished Frodsham nonsense. Gareth had injury problems before and he had issues after that happened. Unfortunately his body just wasn't up to it (see Gary Wheeler).

    Also, some players are just big for their age group and can't handle it when playing against players the same size as them (see Ste Tyrer).
    Last edited by Noel Cleal; 30th October 2019 at 13:36.
    I could agree with you but then we would both be wrong.

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