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George Burgess makes stunning rugby league comeback

Wigan Warriors star George Burgess in Super League

Former Wigan Warriors, NRL and England star George Burgess has made a stunning return to the sport signing for the Cairns Brothers in the FNQRL, the same competition former St Helens star and Man of Steel Ben Barba plays for.

Burgess spent the majority of his career with South Sydney winning the 2014 Grand Final.

He then joined Wigan as the Englishman wanted a taste of the Super League but injuries got in the way and that was true of his NRL return with St George Illawarra last year.

He has now returned to the rugby league field in 2023 with Cairns.

‘I’d been back around South Sydney doing the corporate game day stuff and I was seeing the energy again, and I felt that it might be time to get back around a footy club,’ he told News Corp after his unveiling in Cairns on Wednesday.

‘I didn’t want to disrespect the NRL again by going in underdone.’

The question is already being asked if he could return to the NRL at one stage as his twin brother Tom continues to shine for Souths.

‘We wanted to bring a marquee player, but not just for the on-field stuff,’ said Brothers head of football Tim Rumford.

‘We wanted to bring someone who could bring a professional attitude, help our players in terms of raising the standards and lead by example.

‘George impressed me with the way he spoke about his desire, his will to succeed and kick on for the next part of his footy and off-field life as well.’

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