Rabbitohs 2014 Premiership hero, Sam Burgess, has confirmed that he will be cheering the red and green’s on from the stands at Langtree Park come Monday morning (AEDT) when his former teammates take on St Helens for a shot at world supremacy.
Burgess was a welcome visitor to the South Sydney camp overnight, with the Grand Final hero – now famous for playing the whole of the 2014 NRL Grand Final with a broken cheek-bone and eye-socket – taking the brief opportunity to touch-base with the men he tasted Premiership glory alongside.
Now playing Rugby for Bath in England, Burgess told Rabbitohs.com.au that he is looking forward to playing a part for the men in red and green, this time from the stands, although admitting that he will feel the itch to play.
“I’ll probably be itching to get out there on Sunday, but I’ll just have to watch as a fan,” smiled Burgess
“I’ll be there. We (Bath) play Saturday this weekend so it works out pretty good. I’ll get to cheer the boys on socially.
“It’s going to be a big game. St Helens have been building it up quite a lot in the press over here, so looking forward to watching the game.”
In what was the Englishman’s final year at the Club in 2014, Burgess swept everything from the Clive Churchill Medal, to a record five awards at the Red and Green Ball including: the Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice Player of the Year, The Burrow Appreciation Award, The Bob McCarthy Clubman of the Year Award, The Jack Rayner Players’ Player Award, and the George Piggins Medal., among a host of others.
Despite being back in his native UK, Burgess has been keeping up to date with the NRL and is looking forward to being back among the atmosphere of live Rugby League come World Club Challenge time.
“I watched the All Stars game and I watched a bit of the Nines,” said Burgess.
“I’ve been missing watching a bit of league, but the Super League started over here in England so I’ve been watching those games to get my fix of league. So I’m looking forward to watching the game on Sunday, especially live.”
The World Club Challenge match will be broadcast live on GEM from 6am on Monday 23rd (AEDT).
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