Despite talk of an unsettled camp following his return Down Under, Burgess’ teammates have been quick to defend the England international.
“Oh, it’s been unreal. I’d only been at the club two days, in my little corner, when suddenly Sam Burgess arrives…and moved in right beside me,” Hymel Hunt told foxsports.com.au.
“When he started unpacking his gear in the locker next to mine, I was actually quite nervous. Yet even as famous as he is, the guy is so easy going. I’m learning off him every day.”
“Everyone knows what type of presence he has, and his leadership but now he is vocalising that a lot more” Alex Johnston told foxsports.com.au.
“Whether we’re at training or on the field in games, he is the one bringing us all together and explaining what we need to do. What we need to change or work on.
“He’s always spoken up but now it’s going further. I think he really understands his impact on this team.”