Sam Burgess’ exciting new role confirmed as he is tipped for success by ex-Wakefield Trinity star

Sam Burgess is one of the best players to not only come from England in the 21st century but one of the best players overall to grace the sport of rugby league.

He started off at Bradford Bulls but was a legendary figure largely down to the role he played in their NRL Grand Final win over ex-St Helens star James Graham’s Canterbury Bulldogs side in 2014.

Speaking of Graham, on his podcast The Bye Round, Souths boss Jason Demetriou confirmed the role Burgess will play at the club in 2022.

“He’ll be assistant coach and we’ll work through to a more definitive role but as you know in pre-season it is all hands on deck, Sam has a great presence and he talks really well.

“He’s really good at what he does, I’m looking forward to helping him articulate that as a coach and how to plan.

“You’ve got to have things you want to have your team to be about, really looking forward to going on that journey with Sam.”

He also talked up the role former players can have on culture:

“We’re pretty fortunate at Souths to have had some really good leaders who have set good foundations.

“Obviously Sam Burgess and John Sutton and having them back and around the place reminding people what he is all about and the history of that goes way back.

“We have a lot of old boys coming to training and the guys will sit with them and talk to them.”

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