Sam Burgess granted medical retirement

Drew Darbyshire

Sam Burgess has been granted medical retirement by the National Rugby League.

The 30-year-old announce his immediate retirement in October due to a chronic left shoulder condition.

NRL has granted Burgess medical retirement, meaning that his contract will be exempt from the club’s salary cap for the 2020 season and beyond under PCR Rule 86 (medical termination).

In a statement released by South Sydney, it read: “The Rabbitohs thank the NRL and its salary cap auditors for its patience throughout the application process.

“Whilst disappointed that Sam is no longer able to take the field for South Sydney due to injury, the club looks forward to moving on towards season 2020.”

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