Monday 18 December 2017 / 02:58 AM


It’s been a pretty depressing start to 2017 for Australian Super Rugby fans, with the Rebels copping two humiliating defeats and perennial heavyweights the Brumbies and Waratahs looking anything but.

Wind-back Wednesday is pining for the golden era of the late-1990s and early-2000s via this amazing highlights package of the mercurial Matt Burke.

The powerful fullback/centre was a match-winner of the highest order, either with his brilliant running game or an unerring boot.

Burke scored 959 points in 78 Super Rugby matches for the Waratahs (1996-2004), and tallied 878 points in 81 Tests for the Wallabies (1993-2004) – the latter just 33 short of Michael Lynagh’s Australian record.

Since retiring Matt Burke has opened a sports business that specialises in offering skill sessions for children and remains a popular sporting figure who is a great role model and after dinner speaker. For contact details and bookings, go to MN2S talent booking services.

[YouTube – Real Rugby]

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CBS’s Editor-in-Chief and lead rugby league, union and cricket writer, Will is a Christchurch-based freelancer, also writing for Big League and Rugby League Review magazines, and The New Daily website. Will has written four rugby league books.

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