Sam Burgess commits long-term future to South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sam Burgess has signed a new four-year deal with South Sydney, keeping him at the Rabbitohs until the end of 2023.

The England star is regarded as one of the best players in the world, having led the Rabbitohs to NRL Grand Final glory in 2014 as well as previously captaining his country.

Burgess has played 160 NRL games since making his Souths debut in 2010 and he has played 26 Tests for England and Great Britain.

The former Bradford Bulls man has confirmed that he will finish his career in the NRL.

He said: “I’m a Rabbitohs man, it’s as simple as that.

“The club aligns with everything I’m about and my values, so it was an easy decision for me to extend my contract out to the end of my career.

“We spent a bit of time working out the contract as it is my last one, but Souths have always shown faith in me and I feel like I can repay that faith over the remaining years I have on the field.

“No one is bigger than the club and as a South Sydney player, you have a connection to those players of the past. It’s a special club and I’m so proud to be part of it.”

Rabbitohs’ coach Anthony Seibold is delighted that Burgess will see out his career with the club.

He said: “In my opinion, Sam is the leading forward in our game.

“He is an inspirational leader through his actions both on and off the field.

“He’s been a tremendous help in my first year as a head coach along with ‘GI’ (Greg Inglis) and ‘Sutto’ (John Sutton).

“Since he’s been here at the Rabbitohs he’s demonstrated how much Souths means to him and I’m very happy to know that he will finish his career here at South Sydney.”

 

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