George Burgess admits he would like to stay in the NRL in 2020

George Burgess has attracted interest from Hull FC in recent weeks but he has admitted that he would like to stay in the NRL next year.

The England international has been notified by South Sydney Rabbitohs that he will not be offered a new deal once his contract expires at the end of the season.

Hull were interested in the front-rower but it is believed that he is firmly settled Down Under and would like to remain in Sydney near his family for 2020 and beyond.

When asked if he was open to a Super League switch in 2020, Burgess said: “I’d like to stay in the NRL, so if I could stay here then that would be good.

“I am focusing on getting some form going, and hopefully that then takes care of itself.”

Burgess hinted that that he would love to stay at the Rabbitohs under coach Wayne Bennett.

He added: “Wayne is a great coach and has been a great influence on me.

“I like the way he coaches, I think he is really fair with his players so I would love to keep playing underneath Wayne.”

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