Salford confirm capture of Joe Burgess

Drew Darbyshire

Salford have confirmed the signing of Wigan winger Joe Burgess on a three-year deal. 

The 26-year-old has scored 107 tries in 129 appearances across two spells at Wigan and has earned three caps for England.

Burgess said: “This is a big step for me to make sure I get in next year’s England squad. I’ve got a new set of team-mates, so I need to fit myself in and do my best for them.

“The half-backs here have got a lot of knowledge of the game, so hopefully that can bring the best out of me.

“There are some of the other lads who I know already. I’ve missed Sarg (Dan Sarginson). He’s a big character on and off the field, so I’m looking forward to working with him again.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing against Salford, especially when their travelling fans have created that great atmosphere, so hopefully we can have them back at the start of next season.”

Salford coach Richard Marshall said: “Joe is an exceptional talent, who’s consistently proven himself to be one of the most prolific wingers in the competition.

“He brings even more quality to our outside-backs and crucially offers a wealth of big-game experience, despite still having the best years of his career ahead of him.”

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