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Burt backing Tahu to shine in NRL return

By Todd Balym 09/12/2009 05:07:35 PM Comments (0)

Parramatta veteran Luke Burt says Timana Tahu is "killing it" in his return to rugby league and the Eels winger is keen to play outside the dual international in 2010.

Tahu is one of Parramatta's three major signings for the 2010 season as the Eels go about rectifying their heartbreaking grand final loss to Melbourne.

After two seasons in rugby union the 29-year-old has returned to league joining a star-studded backline at Parramatta headlined by Dally M medallist Jarryd Hayne.

Burt said Tahu has been outstanding in the first four weeks of pre-season training and he is excited about what the former Wallaby will bring to the game next year.

"You just have to watch him, he is killing it actually," said Burt.

"He is just that explosive and skillful.

"I think deep down he is probably happy (to be back) ... the Parramatta club and especially myself are very happy to see him back because the stuff he can bring to the game is unbelievable.

"He is going to be someone that you wouldn't mind playing outside of.

"I would love to be on the left wing outside T. That would be my plan.

"We have got great competition for positions this year. That is good as well. We're in a good position for this time of the year."

Burt said the Eels other key signings, Dragons prop Justin Poore and Roosters forward Shane Shackleton, had also settled in well at their new club.

And while the Eels aren't short of motivation heading into the 2010 NRL season, Burt says he won't be watching any replays of the side's seven-point grand final loss to Melbourne.

"I don't think anyone has mentioned it to be honest," he said of the bitter defeat.

"I don't think I will ever (watch it). I haven't watched 2001 and I don't think I'll watch 2009."

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