You hear the name Burgess in rugby league and you automatically think of a big wage earner at the forefront of a forward pack.
For George Burgess, however, after coming back from serious hip surgery, that big wage isn’t there after taking up a surprise deal at St George Illawarra Dragons.
In fact, the Sydney Morning Herald has revealed that Burgess is on $120,000 – a deal which equates to just under £70,000 a year in British money.
Lately, Burgess has been embroiled in a police investigation following claims of ‘sexual touching’.
The prop had been included in Anthony Griffin’s 24-man squad ahead of their clash with the Cronulla Sharks back in March – much to the ire of many people.
The hulking prop forward is still at the centre of a police investigation over a ‘sexual touching’ incident.
“Earlier this month officers attached to South Sydney Police Area Command commenced an investigation into reports a woman was sexually touched by a man known to her on Tuesday 8th March,” NSW Police said in a statement back in March
“Those inquiries are continuing.”
Burgess, 29, had only just made his return to the NRL at the Dragons after 18 months out of the game following devastating hip surgery.
He is the only rugby league player to ever make it back from such surgery, but was axed at the weekend by Griffin as St George were flattened by Melbourne Storm.