Sei­bold stands by hit man Burgess

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT -

THE NRL’s best big man only has small is­sues. That’s the opin­ion of South Syd­ney coach An­thony Sei­bold, who is adamant Sam Burgess doesn’t need to al­ter his ag­gres­sion when he re­turns against St Ge­orge Illawarra to­day.

All eyes will be on the Rab- bitohs star af­ter be­ing sus­pended for the sec­ond time this year fol­low­ing his high tackle on Canberra play­maker Ai­dan Sezer that rubbed him out for two weeks.

The in­ci­dent came just 59 min­utes into his re­turn from a raised el­bow on Can­ter­bury cen­tre Josh Mor­ris that also side­lined him for two weeks. But Sei­bold be­lieves Burgess’ in­tent is what makes him the best for­ward in the league.

“There’s no trend in his game.

“They’re only mi­nor is­sues,” Sei­bold said.

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