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Rabbitohs forward, George Burgess, knows full well that the Bulldogs will come out firing when the two teams meet for the second time this season this Friday at ANZ Stadium.

The Canterbury-side will take on the Gold Coast Titans this afternoon at 4pm in a match that could see the eighth placed Dogs solidify their spot in the top-eight before Friday night’s blockbuster.

“We’ve got our work cut out (for us),” admitted Burgess.

“The Dogs are going really good at this time of the year so we’ll work hard this week and try and bring our best performance on Friday.

“Obviously there’s a fair bit still to work on – we’ll do that in training next week.”

The Rabbitohs managed a win of their own on Thursday night when they defeated the North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville in Round 23 by 31-18.

Burgess was among Souths’ strongest during the road-trip north, making 121 metres with the ball in hand, as well as 27 tackles and five tackle breaks.

Twin brother, Thomas, likewise led from the front for the red and greens with his 153 metres and 28 tackles – the forward also picking up a four-pointer in typical Burgess fashion from close range.

“He’s got me a few times now – I’m in a bit of a drought,” smiled George in reference to his brother’s try

“I’m going to have to get one soon or I’ll else I’ll be rubbing my nose in it.”

The Rabbitohs will return to ANZ Stadium next Friday night to take on the Bulldogs in Round 24 of the Premiership. Members and supporters are urged to Assemble and cheer the boys over the line! Purchase your tickets now!

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