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Burgess runs at Ennis vs Murray stops Billy Smith

An absolutely brutal collision that brought the stadium to their feet on a Good Friday clash to remember goes up against a match-winning play while in an unfamiliar position! Which moment will move on?

Sam Burgess Runs Full Steam at Ennis (2014)

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Round 7, 2014. The annual Good Friday clash against the Bulldogs.

With South Sydney holding a slight two-point lead with 20 minutes remaining, a switch flicked inside Burgess possessing him to run full pelt into the Canterbury-Bankstown line.

We’ve seen this before; the year prior when he picked out Sonny Bill Williams in almost identical fashion.

What was it about this particular run? The fact that Sam wound up from the moment he got the ball. It was as if time-stood still and you had the chance to prepare yourself for the maximum contact about to occur.

An absolutely brutal collision to Ennis’ credit, the much smaller man stood his ground well.

Cameron Murray Shuts Down Billy Smith (2019)

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Round 25, 2019. The last regular round of the competition. 

A physical game as always when coming up against the rivals resulted in a number of injuries and HIAs, which left South Sydney short in the outside backs.

An established middle, Cameron Murray was shifted to left centre for the final few moments of the game. A position every Rugby League expert describes as the hardest to defend in.

While Murray has proved himself as one of the best tacklers in the competition, it’s the decision-making and room to move in the centres which makes defending there so tricky.

But when the Roosters chanced their hand with an ‘unders-play’ in the dying moments of the game, it was read perfectly by Murray - any veteran Centre would’ve been happy with i.

The contact to dislodge the ball was a genuine match-winning moment which confirmed the Rabbitohs’ spot in the top four.