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Reports: Sam Burgess WILL leave Warrington Wolves for the NRL

Warrington Wolves shocked the world when they parted company with former Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell and then they shocked the world even more with Sam Burgess appointed as his replacement for 2024.

This was the start of a shocking saga that unfolded in Australia. Burgess couldn’t take over at Warrington this year as he kept his role as South Sydney Rabbitohs assistant coach but he would go on to question what he felt was preferential treatment of Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker.

This led to a crunch meeting in which Burgess left his role with immediate effect.

Naturally, this created the question: will Burgess take over prematurely at the Halliwell Jones?

That has been emphatically answered with the word no.

However, there have been more details emerge about the situation according to the Daily Telegraph who have claimed Burgess will return to Souths after his stint at Warrington.

It wouldn’t be a surprise given Burgess is a club icon and by all accounts still loves the club.

Burgess will join the Wire for the 2024 Super League season having agreed a two-year contract.

Following his retirement from a decorated playing career in 2019, Burgess has transitioned into the coaching set-up at South Sydney Rabbitohs, currently working as an Assistant Coach for the NRL side.

Burgess is one of the most renowned and respected leaders in the global game. The former England captain famously led the Rabbitohs to the 2014 NRL title, being awarded the Clive Churchill Medal despite suffering a broken cheekbone in the opening minute.

He represented England and Great Britain on 26 occasions during his playing career and captained the national team to the World Cup Final in 2017 under the stewardship of Wayne Bennett.

As part of the review of the Rugby department, Gary Chambers will be promoted to Director of Rugby. He will have an overarching responsibility for the Rugby department from first team downwards.

Chambers will remain in interim charge for the remainder of the 2023 season before taking up the new role.

Richard Marshall will remain as Assistant Coach with a further update about a second Assistant to be announced in due course.

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