Damien Cook had one of the best games of his career last Friday night against the Broncos.
He set two incredible tries in motion that came from inside the Rabbitohs’ half, scored one for himself that was also long-range, before making the most important tackle of Souths’ season when he chopped Corey Oates down just one metres from the try-line when they were down by two with 70 seconds on the clock.
For most Rabbitohs fans, that was the moment of not only the game, but perhaps the season so far.
For Cook though?
“Probably the try [was the best moment],” Cook said on Big Sports Breakfast.
“I don’t get over [often], when I get over for a try, I get pretty excited.
“It was nice to have a little defensive highlight though; I don’t really get many of those.”
While Cook was excited to cross the line, it certainly wouldn’t be his most memorable for the year; that one is saved for his 40-metre Origin solo moment that will be replayed for years.
He’s got three for the red-and-green this year, but has made a living off setting people up with 17 try assists for the season (eight last year).
Big Sports Breakfast host Jimmy Smith called for Cook to change his answer, saying that he’s always trying to convince his kids that try assists are better because you’re setting up tries for other people.
Cook then steered the conversation back to defence off the back off his ridiculous tackle on Oates.
“I’ve gone and watched my little nephew, he scores a thousand tries a game, he’s actually quite good,” Cook said.
“But I always tell him about the try saves that he does so it is important.
“When you have to do a lot of defence in the middle and you only go over the try-line for the third time this year, it’s pretty exciting.”