One of the names that is most famous within rugby league is Sam Burgess.
Ask a person to name a famous rugby league player and Burgess will probably be at the top of their list with determination, passion and skill almost unrivalled within the sport.
Though he is currently coaching the Orara Valley Axemen in local New South Wales – where he currently resides – Burgess will be taking up an assistant coaching role with the South Sydney Rabbitohs under Jason Demetriou.
That being said, when asked whether or not he would rule out a coaching job in Super League, the former Bradford Bulls enforcer was keen to take up a role in the near future.
“I really would enjoy that experience at some point. It’s very hard to predict your future especially in the coaching game,” Burgess told BBC 5 Live.
“I will be at South Sydney for the next two years under Jason Demetriou. Obviously I’ve played against him in Super League, and he is a great fan of the English game.
“So, that’s going to be great and that’s my role for the next two years. I would love the opportunity and I think I can give something back to the game in the UK.”
Though Burgess hasn’t ruled out a potential move to Super League, the SAS Australia winner has rejected a chance to be part of Shaun Wane’s England set-up for the World Cup at the end of the year.
“I’m great friends with Shaun Wane – he’s a great bloke and I really like his coaching philosophy,” Burgess said on the BBC 5 Live podcast.
“We’d initially talked about it, but since then I’ve been extremely busy and he’s been busy doing his things on his side of the world.
“We’ve just not been able to connect and make it work this time around.
“In the future, I’d love the chance to work with him. As a player, I’d have liked to have played under him. I liked his philosophy.
“It’s not to say I won’t (in the future), but this World Cup I won’t be working in a coaching role with England.”
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