Matt Burton has hailed Josh Addo-Carr after he and the winger combined to score an audacious try in Australia’s huge World Cup win over Scotland.
The Kangaroos battered the Scots, running in 15 tries for an 84-0 win at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
The green and gold finished the game with an amazing score, Burton flicking the ball through his legs before it went out to Addo-Carr, before his Bulldogs teammate toed the ball through and won the race to touch down.
It was an eye-catching try to cap off the massive victory.
“I didn’t really have to do much and I didn’t really know where it was going,” Burton explained.
“I just flicked it under and hoped for the best. Then he finished it off so it’s all him and he gets all the credit there.
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“Josh was yelling at the crowd ‘I’m a freaky man’, ‘I’m a freaky man’. You can’t beat speed, he’s too fast. He was outstanding tonight with four tries and he deserved them all.
“I knew when I flicked it back in. But when they went back to video ref I was thinking, ‘jeez I hope my foot’s in’ so I was sighing in relief.”
The highlight try was reminiscent of Greg Inglis’ try for Australia several years ago when Mark Gasnier acrobatically flicked the ball back in as it was going out of touch.
“It’s funny you say that, as soon as we got back in the sheds I thought, ‘i’ve seen that before somewhere’,” Burton said.
“And I just remembered GI’s flick back in and I thought it’s pretty crazy how that worked.
“I think GI’s on a different level than me. It was unreal to get that try.”