Burgess decided to return to rugby league and the Rabbitohs after a controversial one-year stint in rugby union.
South Sydney has announced today that Burgess’ deal, reported to be worth $1.5 million a season, has now been confirmed by the governing body.
Burgess has been tied up with Souths until the end of the 2018 season. He rejoins his brothers Tom and George at the club
The 2014 premiers have also announced the signing of Hymel Hunt and the contract extension of Angus Crichton.
Crichton has been promoted to Souths’ first-grade side for 2016 after playing for the club’s Under-20s last year.
The 19-year old, a second-rower or centre, played rugby union for the Australian Schoolboys in 2013 and 2014.