George Burgess

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bertina
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Re: George Burgess

Post by bertina » Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:29 pm

PGH1449 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Nezza Faz wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:11 pm
And obviously a player that won't go shooting off back to the NRL after, say, the first year of a new contract.
That should give us some much needed consistency in a vital position we've struggled in recent times.

Just one cautionary note, he does have some discipline issues and is currently suspended on a biting charge, a similar offence that caused him to miss the third Test Match against the Kiwis.
Hopefully these issues can be sorted, so more fingers crossed !
He’s actually suspended for 9 games after admitting to eye gauging. He was banned for 4 games for the same offence against NZ (I think it was Watene-Zelezniak).

Cracking prop though and finger crossed it comes off.
He did not admit to eye gauging. He claimed there was no intention of it, and apologised to Robbie farrah saying the same.

jobo
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Re: George Burgess

Post by jobo » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:03 pm

bertina wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:29 pm
PGH1449 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Nezza Faz wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:11 pm
And obviously a player that won't go shooting off back to the NRL after, say, the first year of a new contract.
That should give us some much needed consistency in a vital position we've struggled in recent times.

Just one cautionary note, he does have some discipline issues and is currently suspended on a biting charge, a similar offence that caused him to miss the third Test Match against the Kiwis.
Hopefully these issues can be sorted, so more fingers crossed !
He’s actually suspended for 9 games after admitting to eye gauging. He was banned for 4 games for the same offence against NZ (I think it was Watene-Zelezniak).

Cracking prop though and finger crossed it comes off.
He did not admit to eye gauging. He claimed there was no intention of it, and apologised to Robbie farrah saying the same.
That's correct.
The video evidence though, did look pretty damning.

PGH1449
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Re: George Burgess

Post by PGH1449 » Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:17 pm

bertina wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:29 pm
PGH1449 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Nezza Faz wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:11 pm
And obviously a player that won't go shooting off back to the NRL after, say, the first year of a new contract.
That should give us some much needed consistency in a vital position we've struggled in recent times.

Just one cautionary note, he does have some discipline issues and is currently suspended on a biting charge, a similar offence that caused him to miss the third Test Match against the Kiwis.
Hopefully these issues can be sorted, so more fingers crossed !
He’s actually suspended for 9 games after admitting to eye gauging. He was banned for 4 games for the same offence against NZ (I think it was Watene-Zelezniak).

Cracking prop though and finger crossed it comes off.
He did not admit to eye gauging. He claimed there was no intention of it, and apologised to Robbie farrah saying the same.

Yea my wording was poor to be honest. He accepted responsibility for his actions but swore on his kids lives it wasn’t intentional.

Burgess, 27, accepted responsibility for placing his hands on Farah's face but continually denied any knowledge his finger was in Farah's eye. He said he was trying to slow down the play and was on "auto pilot"

Exiled Wiganer
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Re: George Burgess

Post by Exiled Wiganer » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:46 pm

That 2020 dream team in full...

Hardaker
Manfredi
Hankinson (not sure how good Bibby is?)
Gildart
Burgess
Hastings
French
Burgess
(new improved running) Powell
bullock
Fax
Greenwood
Lockers (too early for Smithies to be given the shirt?)

Clark
Flower (too early for Havard/Byrne?)
Oli
Leuluai

Exiled Wiganer
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Re: George Burgess

Post by Exiled Wiganer » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:49 pm

If we can get that team together while offloading Williams (with heavy heart), Sarg, Escare (Avec coeur de loid?), T and miscellaneous squad men, then that is fantastic business...

Nezza Faz
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Re: George Burgess

Post by Nezza Faz » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:07 pm

PGH1449 wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:45 pm
Nezza Faz wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:11 pm
And obviously a player that won't go shooting off back to the NRL after, say, the first year of a new contract.
That should give us some much needed consistency in a vital position we've struggled in recent times.

Just one cautionary note, he does have some discipline issues and is currently suspended on a biting charge, a similar offence that caused him to miss the third Test Match against the Kiwis.
Hopefully these issues can be sorted, so more fingers crossed !
He’s actually suspended for 9 games after admitting to eye gauging. He was banned for 4 games for the same offence against NZ (I think it was Watene-Zelezniak).

Cracking prop though and finger crossed it comes off.
Yep, you're quite right PGH. Case of mixing up the Burgesses with brother Sam's offences ! :?

Both Eye Gouging and Biting are 2 of those serious no, no offences although I understand he pleaded "not guilty".

Anyway, here's hoping ?

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Re: George Burgess

Post by ancientnloyal » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:08 pm

bertina wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:52 pm
southportcdm wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:43 pm
Great to see us actually making a serious effort to make such a singing. The type of signing we used to make years ago, well done to all concerned. If we get George he'll be a real season ticket booster and he's a real monster of a player.
You’re absolutely right, but there will probably still be some on here calling IL a tight arse saying we should have got Sam Burgess instead.
If this comes off it’s job well done for me. Signed the best half back currently in SL, and a world class prop.
Fingers crossed.!!!
Yes we should have Sam instead!! 😉
Rugby, Family and Strava... that’s about it for me tbh

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Re: George Burgess

Post by ancientnloyal » Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:09 pm

Should we call Sam Powell: “Powell 2.0”?
Rugby, Family and Strava... that’s about it for me tbh

widdenoldboy
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Re: George Burgess

Post by widdenoldboy » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:26 pm

Strong rumours coming out of Sydney media for Burgess and French. If so, massive for Wigan and fans.

Having a strong front row is the cornerstone of a good RL team and takes the pressure off the rest of the squad. The exciting thing for me is that it would make introducing our young forwads much easier. Kibula to name one is a big unit and has great footwork and can be a great assett.

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Re: George Burgess

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:02 am

If these signings come to fruition then stay away fans cannot gripe. I expect them to put their money where there mouth is.
Winning is down to 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration - Shaun Edwards

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