Tom Burgess has become one of the best forwards in world rugby league since making the move from the Bradford Bulls to the South Sydney Rabbitohs ahead of the 2013 season.
After making 45 appearances for Bradford between 2011 and 2012, Burgess earned himself a big-money move to the Rabbitohs to play alongside his brothers Sam, George and Luke at Russell Crowe’s club in Australia.
Since then, Tom Burgess has kept his head down and registered over 200 appearances for Souths in what has been an incredible career for the Bradfordian.
But, in the past year, Tom has been linked with a move away from the Rabbitohs despite signing a new deal back in 2019, with one more year on that contract before it runs out.
Now the Daily Telegraph has revealed the contract which Tom is currently on at Souths in the paper’s Rich 100 NRL List.
And, the numbers are eye-watering; Burgess’ contract at the Rabbitohs is worth $700,000 which equates to just over £410,000!
Tom is apparently on the verge of moving, with the Daily Telegraph claiming that ‘question marks’ are still being raised over Burgess’ career.
The Daily Telegraph stated: “Despite being one of the highest-paid props in the game, Burgess has often been overlooked for a starting spot at the Rabbitohs this season for the likes of Tevita Tatola, Mark Nicholls and Hame Sele. He has another season left on the extension he signed in 2019 but question marks remain over his long-term future at the club.”
Tom is currently the only Burgess brother left playing at the Rabbitohs with Sam expected to rejoin the club in the upcoming months after leading bush rugby league team Orara Valley Axemen to the minor premiership in Group 2.
Meanwhile, brother George is currently at the St George Illawarra Dragons though he has entered rehab in a bid to ease a gambling addiction whilst Luke is no longer in the game.