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Throwback Thursday | George Burgess

George Burgess is currently plying his trade for Wigan in the English Super League but the former South Sydney Rabbitoh made a brief cameo in Canterbury Cup NSW last season.

Burgess, who joined the Rabbitohs in 2012, had had a taste of NSW Cup over 2016/17 when North Sydney Bears acted as their feeder club but last season was unusual circumstances.

The English international had recently returned from a nine-match suspension and had just played for the NRL side off the bench during their semi-final win over Manly.

Knowing he needed to keep increasing his match fitness after such a long lay-off, he asked Souths coach Wayne Bennett if he could back up and play for the Canterbury Cup NSW team the next day.

“I wanted to play today,” Burgess told the Sydney Morning Herald at the time.

“Nobody asked me to play, and I thought it would be good to get some minutes up and help out the boys.

“I’ve never played two days in a row. Not even as a kid. The body is a bit sore now.

Unfortunately for the Rabbitohs, Burgess was unable to turn the tide in their favour and they lost 35-10 to eventual grand finalists Wentworthville Magpies.