Salford Red Devils have confirmed that winger Joe Burgess has been released with immediate effect following a ‘thorough investigation process’.
Burgess, a former England international, has moved on from the Salford Stadium with immediate effect, with the club officially confirming his release from the remainder of his contract.
Salford Red Devils statement on Joe Burgess departure
A statement from the club read: “Salford Red Devils can confirm that Joe Burgess has been released with immediate effect following a thorough investigation process.
“As a club, we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and discipline and have an expectation that those who represent the club reflect these values.
“Whilst the decision has not been taken lightly, after consideration it has been decided that the player’s conduct was not consistent with such expectations.
“We wish Joe the very best in his career going forward and thank him for his efforts since arriving at the club in 2021.
“The club be making no further comment on this matter.”
Burgess came through the ranks at Wigan, making his first team debut for his hometown club 2013.
His highlight of his career came in the 2017 World Club Challenge victory, scoring a hat-trick in their 22-6 win over Cronulla Sharks at a packed out DW Stadium.