Throwback: Sam's Bell Ringer
Sam Burgess is back on the footy field this Sunday when England clash with PNG... So we decided to throwback to this monster hit on Panthers forward Matthew Bell back in 2010!
With the Rabbitohs in 5th position leading into the Round 12 clash, the stakes were high for the Red and Greens to make a statement to the rest of the competition by taking down the 2nd placed Panthers at ANZ Stadium.
The home side would strike first through a barging Dave Taylor try in the 13th minute, but Penrith would strike back just a few minutes later through Brad Tighe.
From the ensuing kickoff, Sam Burgess, assisted by Ben Lowe, produced one of the biggest hits in recent memory, on opposition forward Matthew Bell, forcing him to drop the ball in the process.
Channel 9 commentator Ray Warren had this to say about the massive hit:
"Matthew Bell has taken a Burgess bolter! Burgess has hit him with everything, including his birth certificate!"
The colossal impact changed the tide of the battle, as the Rabbitohs would score a few sets later and set themselves up for an emphatic 42-22 victory.
Good luck on Sunday to our Burgess brothers in the Rugby League World Cup quarter-final!