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Classy Josh Addo-Carr Was The First One To Congratulate Matt Burton On Origin Call-Up

Max Sherry

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Classy Josh Addo-Carr Was The First One To Congratulate Matt Burton On Origin Call-Up

Josh Addo-Carr is a class, class act.

Despite not being picked for the second State of Origin game in a row, the winger was the first player to congratulate Matt Burton on his call-up.

Addo-Carr's Canterbury Bulldogs teammate Burton has been in sensational form as of late, being a vital cog in the team's recent resurgence.

And his individual performances have clearly impressed Brad Fittler too with the New South Wales Blues coach picking Burton for State of Origin Game 2.

When news broke of Burton's inclusion, he was instantly mobbed by his Doggies teammates with one bloke leading the celebrations.

In a video posted on Instagram by the Bulldogs themselves, you can see Fittler approach Burton following the team's 36-12 victory over Wests Tigers, revealing that he'd been selected for the Blues.

“You ready to go?” Fittler asked.

“Yeah.... sweet as, far out, cheers,” Burton said responds.


The footage then cuts to the Bulldogs' changing rooms where news of Burton's selection is announced to the rest of the squad.

A huge cheers breaks out before the five-eighth is swamped by his teammate Josh Addo-Carr before others follow suit.

It's a classy move from The Foxx, especially considering he would have undoubtedly felt disappointed and hard-done-by not to be picked himself.

It came as a surprise to many when blistering-quick winger Addo-Carr, a Blues stalwart, was dropped for Origin Game 1 in Sydney.

And considering his form of late, it could come as an even bigger shock that he missed out again this time round given New South Wales' stuttering attack in the opener.

Credit: Supplied
Credit: Supplied

Either way, Addo-Carr proved the sort of consummate professional he is a celebrated his teammate's achievement.

“After the game when Freddy told me, I was just in shock and I still can’t believe it still,” Burton told the Sydney Morning Herald.

“I never thought I would have got the opportunity to play (this year), so I’m really grateful to be called up into the side.”

He added: “I’d be happy to take a bit of pressure off those guys (with kicking) if that’s what I’ve got to do. I’ll do whatever for that side.

“I’m really confident stepping back into the centre role there. I loved playing there last year, and to go back there is going to be unreal. To be able put that jersey on is going to mean a lot so I can’t wait for it.

“To get the opportunity to do it is a dream come true.”

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@nrl_bulldogs

Topics: Australia, NRL, Rugby League

Max Sherry
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