Sam Burgess blasted in bizarre rant

It seems that no matter what Sam Burgess does to stay out of the limelight or tries to forget about his time in rugby union, his name always gets dragged back up again.

Well, this time he has been named in ruck.co.uk‘s article ‘Worst Ever: Fans pick a XV of the Biggest Flops to Have Played for England.’

He’s certainly not the first rugby league star to have his name dragged through the mud by the 15-a-side code and he certainly won’t be the last, but it’s not exactly the kindest of accolades to be given.

In fact, Burgess’ move to union has been labelled ‘a complete disaster’ by the website – quite funny really considering he hardly ever put a foot wrong.

Burgess still isn’t seen in a very good light by union: “England, who fast-tracked Burgess into their World Cup squad in defiance of logic, Bath and the player himself each shoulder varying degrees of blame for arguably the greatest cross-code flop in history.

“We’re not saying he was an awful player, but the whole thing was a complete disaster.”

Lucky for Bath, England and Burgess then that the former Bradford Bulls forward returned to league in 2016 with former club South Sydney Rabbitohs where he played another four seasons before retiring in 2019.

And, yes, he retired a Grand Final winner, having starred for the Rabbitohs in the 2014 NRL showpiece event against the Canterbury Bulldogs.

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