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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Luke Burgess great run almost out-Rokocoko's Joe Rokocoko!

Luke Burgess great run almost out-Rokocoko's Joe Rokocoko!

There was a great moment in the Super 14 match between the Blues and the Waratahs in Sydney recently. It involved young Waratahs scrum half Luke Burgess, who many are tipping to be the Wallaby replacement for the throne so that was so famously held for so many years by George Gregan.

Burgess actually spent four frustrating seasons with the Brumbies as understudy to Gregan, before making the move to Sydney. Less than two months ago Burgess was playing club rugby, seeing as he was third in the pecking order at the Waratahs, behind Brett Sheehan and Josh Valentine.

So when Burgess gets his chance, he has to take it, and take it he almost did when he made this exciting break against the Blues. The flying number nine had a full go at getting around Smokin Joe Rokocoko, and almost pulled it off, but for the experience of Rokocoko who wasn't fooled for long and had the gas to get back and catch the youngster.

A classic moment, on both defence, attack, and in the commentary box.

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:55 pm | View Comments (14)

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bolger May 15, 2008 1:30 am

Great break by him unlucky not to score but some defense by Rokocoko

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No.7 May 15, 2008 1:44 am

Very nice! awesome run. Well done by Rokocoko to make the tackle, the bigger man won in there.Lol i love the commentators comment/title of this.I read the title over and over and didnt understand it, until obviously the video explained lol!! Thanks again!

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G-unit May 15, 2008 1:56 am

haha! Yes, the aussie commentators have a great sense of humour! Man, can smokin Joe move, to be turned and then turn around and still get him, just awesome...

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Matt @ Green and Gol May 15, 2008 8:32 am

According to our poll Burgess has the Wallaby jersey. Take the poll yourself here

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Shaft May 15, 2008 8:56 am

Fantastic run, step, and most importantly, tackle! Ballsy to take on Smokin Joe too!

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phil christphers May 15, 2008 9:39 am

i wonder if he should have gone inside instead of outside, just to keep the ball in play?

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Anonymous May 15, 2008 11:41 am

This is beautifull rugby.

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nick May 15, 2008 12:26 pm

GO SON!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tom May 15, 2008 3:42 pm

too bad he forgot the hand-off...

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212 May 15, 2008 4:16 pm

what is with the title?

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Benson May 15, 2008 4:34 pm

212... no volume on your pc then?

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Cheyanqu May 15, 2008 9:41 pm

Kearnsy,try say THAT three times fastawesome swerves

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martin May 16, 2008 12:06 pm

to be fair phil christphers, their was no support and it was worth a pop as they got a defensive lineout in a great possition compared to where they were before

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Chazza June 12, 2008 4:11 pm

Amazing run, he has bright hopes for Australia in 2011, along with lote and Tahu ans maybe Lachlen turner, but im not so sure about him.

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