Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Rabbitohs Look to GI and Sam

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Rabbitohs Look to GI and Sam

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RUGBY LEAGUE: With superstar Greg Inglis struggling to produce his best and Englishman Sam Burgess down on running metres, South Sydney will require something special on Friday night against a Brisbane side that is flying.

Last season, South Sydney belted Brisbane 36-6 in round one in front of 36,000 mostly Broncos fans at Suncorp Stadium.

Those supporters will expect their team to dish out payback after four straight wins this campaign -- the last by 53 points against Newcastle on Saturday night.

Souths coach Michael Maguire will do his best to convince his players they can turn around their mini slump in the best possible way against Brisbane, but he will need more from his big name stars, including Inglis and Burgess.

Inglis hasn't been the feared force he once was, although he usually starts to play his best football at State of Origin time.

Burgess at his best is the player who can put his hand up to take his side forward against Brisbane's pack, giving young halves Luke Keary and Adam Reynolds time and space to work some magic. …

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