Trent Robinson is getting worried about his team's recent poor form against Wayne Bennett.
He just can't understand it, the Roosters are one of the biggest clubs in NSW, have all the best players etc, but every time they play Bennett's teams, they get beaten. So Trent Robinson gives Bennett a call and explains his problem. Wayne is very understanding and invites Robbo down to watch his team training. So Robinson turns up in Souths and spends a day watching the Rabbits players. At the end of the training session he says to Wayne:
"I still don't understand, we seem to do all the same things in training that you do, but you still beat us all the time".
"Ah" says Mr Bennett. "I don't think its anything to do with the training. I think its because my players are more intelligent than yours". Trent looks a bit pissed and asks Wayne "What the hell do you mean by that?".
"Well" says Bennett, "We also train our boys in lateral thinking". To demonstrate his point he calls over Sam Burgess.
"Sam, here's a problem for you. He's your father's son, but he's not your brother; who is he?".
"That's easy" says Sam, It's me."
"Correct" says Bennett.
Trent Robinson is very impressed. He goes back to the Eastern Suburbs and next day in training he calls over Jake Friend.
"Jake, I've been talking to Wayne Bennett and he reckons his players are more intelligent than ours".
"He's taking the piss, Boss", is Friend's considered reply.
"OK", says Robbo, "I've got a question for you. He's your father's son, but he's not your brother. Who is he?"
Friend looks blank and replies "Need some time to think about this one boss, can I tell you tomorrow?"
Trent Robinson agrees and Friend goes home thinking about the problem. He asks his girlfriend, but she hasn't a clue what he's talking about. He eventually decides to give his old mate Blake Ferguson a call, thinking that as Fergo used to play for the Sharks, maybe he will understand.
"Hey Fergo, it's Jake. I've got a question for you. He's your father's son, but he's not your brother. Who is he?".
"That's easy", says Fergo, "Its me".
So Jake Friend calls over Trent Robinson the next day in training and says "Morning Boss, I've got the answer to that question"
"OK. What is it?" asks Robbo.
"It's Blake Ferguson" replies the confident Friend.
"You stupid bastard" shouts Robinson, "Its NOT Fergo...It's Sam Burgess!"