Ex-Wigan Warriors man George Burgess’ future thrown into doubt

George Burgess has made a name for himself as one of the toughest forwards in the game.

After spending most of his career with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Burgess made a move to the Wigan Warriors in Super League where his game time was limited to just eight fixtures.

That was due to a chronic hip problem which ended with the Bradfordian’s career short at the DW Stadium.

But, following severe surgery, Burgess has become the first man to play rugby league after such an intensive hospital stay, signing for the St George Illawarra Dragons ahead of the 2022 NRL season in a bid to resurrect his playing career.

Game time has been limited in 2022, however, with head coach Anthony Griffin unsure over whether Burgess fits into his best side.

That has since led question marks to arise over his future, with Fox Sports claiming: “The club will be in no rush to offer George Burgess a new deal with the veteran forward struggling to nail down a regular spot in the 17.”

It remains to be seen if any other clubs would be in for the hulking prop if he does exit the Dragons, but St George was expected to be last chance saloon for the England international.

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