Max Burey: The league convert going from strength to strength since ‘seeing the light’

By MARK CASHMAN

There’s a vibe out there that Northern Suburbs are a team that’s all about the glitz and the glamour and not too much about the grunt and hard work that comes with defence.

While the Shoremen do have that “Audaces Fortuna Iuvat” attitude in their attacking game - for those non Latin scholar out there that means “Fortune Favours the Brave” and it features on the club crest - but it’s a ruthlessness in defence that has marked their season so far.

Norths have the best defensive record in the Shute Shield having conceded only 138 points in their 10 matches leading up the COIVID-19 enforced break.

The undefeated Sydney Uni are close on their heels having conceded 142 and with Phil Blake now in charge they will value the need stop tries as well as score them in the lead up the playoffs.

Utility back Max Burey believes Norths don’t get enough credit for their work when they don’t have the ball.