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If the last two years of Rabbitohs v Warriors hostilities in Perth are anything to go by, then the 2015 instalment is shaping up for more of the same says Souths prop George Burgess.

The Club’s annual return to their home in the West has seen consecutive record nib Stadium crowds of over 20,000 strong turning out for fixture, with a healthy representation of both sets of fans in the stands.

For Burgess, the sight of vast throngs of Rabbitohs fans in Perth – as well as NRL fans of all colours – have been a welcome surprise.

“It’s amazing to see how many Rabbitohs fans turn out in their numbers and NRL fans as well, so it’s a great thing for the game actually,” said Burgess.

“I was actually surprised because the sport’s not that big over there.

“To see the stadium get packed out like it did the last two years, it’s a great thing for the game over there and you know it was great to see.”

Burgess will take his place on the Rabbitohs’ bench against the Warriors, who will endure a seven and a half hour, 5300km trip to play in the match – their longest away trip of the season.

Click here to purchase your tickets to see the Rabbitohs take on the New Zealand Warriors at nib Stadium in Perth this Saturday, 3:30pm (local).


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