George Burgess is leaving Australia announcing the move from Rabbitohs from South Sydney to Wigan Warriors
On the way home! George Burgess reveals that he is leaving Australia announcing the move of the Rabbitohs from South Sydney to Wigan
Suspended prop George Burgess played his last NRL regular season game for South Sydney after signing a three-year deal with the English side Wigan Warriors.
Five-time Super League champion Wigan announced that the 27-year-old international front rower of England will join them for the 2020 season.
It is not clear whether the growing family of Burgess will move with him. He has two young children and his wife Joanna is pregnant with their third.
Burgess has imposed a nine-game ban after being found guilty of eye-guts earlier this month, but will be available to Souths if they reach the NRL final as expected.
George Burgess (pictured with wife Joanna and children Boston, two and 11 month old daughter Birdie) played his last NRL regular season for South Sydney
It is not clear whether the growing family of Burgess will move with him. He has two young children and his wife Joanna is pregnant with their third
& # 39; George is one of & # 39; "The world's best leaders & # 39;" said Adrian Lam coach Adrian Lam in a club statement.
& # 39; He is highly respected by his colleagues in the NRL and internationally and his experience, leadership and physicality will really benefit us. & # 39;
Burgess, who has played 147 NRL games since his debut for the Rabbitohs in 2012, has also played 15 tests for his country.
He won the NRL premiership with Souths in 2014, in a team that included his twin brother Tom and older brother Sam.
& # 39; Although it is a huge decision to leave the NRL and say goodbye to Souths, I welcome the future of Wigan Warriors and the Super League, & # 39; Burgess said.
Burgess (left), who played 147 NRL games since his debut for the Rabbitohs in 2012, also played 15 tests for his country
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