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Rabbitohs prop-forward, Thomas Burgess, says that he and his team have been chasing a number of goals in recent weeks, and that pursuit will continue this Saturday against the Newcastle Knights at ANZ Stadium.

The Rabbitohs scored an impressive 24-8 victory over the St George Illawarra Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Round 19 – a performance that Burgess is intent to build on.

“We had some goals on the weekend and that’s what we just kept coming back to – the goals,” said Burgess.

“We just want to keep building on that obviously towards Newcastle – try and get the ball rolling now towards the last bit of the season.”

During a 2015 season that has seen him start in both the starting 13 as well as off the bench, Burgess has been one of the side’s hardest workers.

Thus far, Thomas has been the South Sydney side’s second highest metre gainer (behind brother George) having made a whopping 2321 metres off 222 hit-ups, as well as making 434 tackles.


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But simplicity is key according to Burgess, with the Englishman keen to tidy up parts of his game including his defence.

“I just need to keep holding the ball and keep my defensive structure right, that’s what my focus is,” said Burgess.

“The main thing for me is just keeping my defence right – no misses.”

Burgess will get the opportunity to do just that when his team takes the field against the Knights for the 36th time in history on Saturday night in a match dubbed Saturday Night Fever.

The Knights themselves will be looking to build on their own positive Round 19 performance against the Gold Coast Titans, keeping the side try-less at Hunter Stadium during their 30-2 win.

“They’ve been coming out with nothing to lose,” said Burgess.

“They’re making a go for the eight and they’ll be as tough as anyone. We need to turn up and play our best game.”  

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