SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 28: Sam Burgess talks to team mates during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval on August 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Rabbitohs lock Sam Burgess has declared he will be available for the club’s first final following a hamstring scare suffered during his side’s 51-10 win over the Wests Tigers on Thursday night.

The Englishman is set to undergo scans to determine the severity of the injury, which may put him in doubt for next week’s game.

The 29-year old left the game in the 55th minute while his team cruised to an impressive victory after hearing a “pop” in his hamstring.

Burrges made 18 runs, 68 post-contact metres and 24 tackles against the Tigers, but conceded several players were carrying a niggle at this part of the season.

“I’m not the only one [hurting],” toldΒ NRL Media post-match.

“I feel good; I’m alright. I know mentally I can get myself up for a game.

“I’ll play next week 100 per cent. I know I’ll play. I’m not too worried about it. I’ll find a way to get on the field and do my job for the team.

“At this time of the year it’s not about me, it’s not about anything else but the team. I’ll get myself in good enough shape to do a good job for the team.”

He added that the eight-day turnaround before South Sydney’s first final would help his situation.

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“I’ll scan what I need to get scanned, and see what I need rehab on the most. I’ll stay strong in the gym,” Burgess said.

“It’s not coasting. I’ll train as hard as I can during the week in terms of what I’ve got with my body. I’ll push myself as hard as I can.”


  1. Souths played reasonable in the first half, however the Tigers certainly gave up the Ghost in the second half. Wests had Nothing to play for so why put in and risk an off season of injury and rehab. For a team that had no real motivation to lead Souths after 30 mins of the match shows Souths still have BIG PROBLEMS. This score line is a false indication of form and I have no fears the Sydney Roosters will expose the real Souths. Who are totally overrated. Pathetic second half from the Tigers, but who could blame them.πŸ’ͺπŸ€£πŸ‘

  2. Excellent result for my South Sydney Rabbits. Bit disappointed about it being pumped up as a form return to challenge the heavy weights with a lopsided score. Lets face it Wests tried hard and we did extra well to build a lead of 26-10 which I think is a fair indication of the score board. The Tigers chucked it all in and refused to tackle us in the last 15mins, we scored 25 points in a 15 minute window. That is playing a side that was not interested in playing. For me 26-10 is a good win but 51-10 is Fake News. Don’t get big heads boys. We really must respect the Roosters after they touch us up 18-14, We should ask ourselves, how many points would the Roosters of scored against that unmotivated side last night.

    • Man you over complicate things Russ, just go with the flow, again you point out what Easts would have done, big deal, i’m still not convinced your a real Souths supporter to be honest.

  3. We had no probs getting within 4 points of Easts last time we met minus Johnson,Douehi ,Jennings,GI and Campbell Graham.

    To be continued.

    • Con tinued, We had Luke Keary out just when the Roosters were finding their attacking mojo. Also we played your team with 16 players as Robinson never used O’Sullivan off the interchange bench. Oh I almost forgot with a second rower playing 5/8 for the mighty Chooks our Forwards simply out muscled your forwards. Your attack was only allowed to tries. Not thousands like the Tigers allowed.πŸ“πŸ˜ŽπŸ“

  4. Breaking News. My inside tip has just informed me he seen Sam Burgess hobbling around today and it looks great for Rooster Fans.πŸ’ͺπŸ˜πŸ‘

    • Its deadest fairdinkum no bull or error. Maybe the 8 day turn around will get him on the field, but he wont last the distance.🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣

    • I’m not surprised that you are afraid of taking on a full strength in form Rabbitohs side Woody. Your boys barely secured a win last time around with only a missed Reynolds conversion and a lucky conversion off the left upright by Mitchell the difference between the two sides. Souths had a chance late but spilled the ball in front of the posts when a try was on for all money. And all THAT was without Inglis, Graham, Jennings and Johnston gone after only 2 mins into the game!

      The Roosters barely triumphed over a 16 man side with a reserve grade backline of Burns, Hunt and Kennar! Now Souths are back to full strength and have found form once again the train has left the station and heading straight for a rematch with the Roosters.

      It was funny watching the Roosters frantically scrambling to get the necessary points differential to finish on top of the ladder and avoid a meeting with the Rabbitohs in week 1 of the finals. Cordner in particular looked extremely relieved to have dodged a bullet and to have left that Bunny in the hat for another day.

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