Joe Burgess the latest player to sign long-term Salford deal

Drew Darbyshire
Joe Burgess Salford Red Devils SWpix Super League

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Salford winger Joe Burgess has signed a new long-term deal that will see him remain with the Red Devils until at least the end of 2025.

The 28-year-old has scored 19 tries in 29 appearances since arriving at Salford from his hometown club Wigan ahead of the 2021 season.

Burgess built up a strong combination with his centre Tim Lafai last season, scoring 16 tries.

Burgess said: “I’m delighted to extend my stay at Salford Red Devils. It is very enjoyable working with this group of people.”

Burgess joins the likes of Brodie Croft, Andy Ackers and Jack Ormondroyd in committing his long-term future to the Red Devils.

Salford coach Paul Rowley said: “It is fantastic news that Budgie is staying with our group.

“He is an experienced competitor who knows what winning looks and feels like.

“His fingerprints are on many of our special moments. The group and I look forward to him being a part of many more.”

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Red Devils director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “I am absolutely thrilled that Joe is the latest player to commit his long-term future to the Red Devils.

“He is an excellent and valued member of the dressing room. His performances in a Salford shirt over his time here has been fantastic to see.

“His raw pace and athleticism would be a potent weapon for any team. I am delighted that we’ve managed to ensure that will be with us for 2023 and beyond.”

Salford coach Paul Rowley held his pre-match press conference on Monday morning ahead of their televised home clash with Hull KR on Thursday. Rowley revealed that Burgess could return from injury this week.

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