Sunday 18 March 2018 / 07:03 PM


After another rollercoaster year for Australian rugby characterised by more negatives than positives, Wind-back Wednesday pines 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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