Brumbies to blood six players for wales
BROMBYHEAD: There could be a new name coming from the Brumbies camp.
GETTING CATCHED: Brumbies scrum-half George Burgess says he has no regret over his role in getting a try in their 48-28 win over New Zealand in Hamilton on Saturday.
The 22-year-??old Brumbies flanker has played at the top level for over a decade and he says he is thrilled to be part of the club.
“I really don’t regret doing that and when I get in there I’m excited by the ??challenge that’s ahead of me.
“I played against Sam Warburton at an international match in Canada and I was a bit scared when I thought I was going to get tackled.
“I was hoping I would get tackled by a kid, but I was really happy that one of the most experienced players in the game came out on my side and I didn’t know how it was going to go down from there.”
Burgess was lucky to make the cut because it would have gone to one of his older brothers.
“Sam came in as well and the coach called me one day after the match and said that the boys wouldn’t be playing so I had to come out as well.
“If it wasn’t for my mum and dad it wouldn’t be possible and I’ve always had great friends there. They’ve always been great with me.”
Brumbies assistant coach Tom Trimble says Burgess does not give up.
“He has a high quality and will be a key player for Brumbies for years to come,” he said.
Burgess admits he is still learning the sport, although he is enjoying playing hooker.
“I’m still learning the game every day. I’m not getting the opportunity to go out there for a few minutes and do drills but I’m doing?????? my thing and doing the things I need to do and that will come at the end of the season.”