Hurrell Says He Wanted ‘A Piece’ Of Inglis

Konrad Hurrell
Konrad Hurrell

By STEVE MASCORD

RAMPAGING Warrior Konrad “Hurricane” Hurrell says he wanted “a piece” of Greg Inglis when he powered past the world’s best player on his way to one of the individual tries of the season last Sunday.

Hurrell swatted South Sydney opposite Bryson Goodwin and then prompted a headclash between fullback Inglis and second rower Chris McQueen on an devastating passage to the line in the 37th minute of the clash at Perth’s nib Stadium.

And while the Aucklanders eventually went down 30-13, Hurrell’s moment of mayhem won’t seen be forgotten.

On beating Inglis, Hurrell tells RLW: “As a superstar of the game, you always want a piece of him. When I saw him, I thought ‘Now’s my chance to go one-on-one with him’.

“I put on the step and got away from him. Yeah, I was happy with that.”

Reliving the touchdown, the man who has committed to Tonga above New Zealand for the World Cup said: “I didn’t get a try just before that and I was pretty angry and frustrated … when I caught that ball, I aimed for the line.

“There were blokes in front of me … I just aimed for the line.

“I’d lost the ball (over the line) and I was like ‘I’ve got to make up for it’ so as soon as Shaun (Johnson) caught the ball, I called for it, he gave it and I was happy. I scored the try.

“It’s going to be on replay for the whole week, so….

“The boys gave it their all and didn’t get the result. They scored a few tries from kicks and things like that. It’s a good thing …. we can go and work on the last play.

“Hopefully we’ll see them (Souths) again in the top eight, the finals.”

Filed for: RUGBY LEAGUE WEEK

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