Sam Burgess explains the role he will play at his new club

Sam Burgess was a world class player and now former Wakefield Trinity star and South Sydney Rabbitohs boss Jason Demetriou has tipped Burgess to be a brilliant coach.

The former Bradford Bulls man is now assistant at South Sydney alongside Demetriou in 2023 and beyond rejecting a move to new club The Dolphins and his former England boss Wayne Bennett over in Queensland.

Now speaking to Fox League, Burgess has opened up about what his role with the Bunnies will be in 2023.

“The majority of the work since I got back has been with the younger players, fringe players,” Burgess.

“This week has probably been the best week back with experience back, we get to do a bit more quality work, so it’s been really good.

“I’m enjoying where I’m at now, I’m enjoying what I’m bringing here and helping out with the staff here.

“There’s a lot of work in it so there’s no rush. I’d like to be a head coach one day but only when the time is right and the right place.”

Burgess also has a challenge with one of the Rabbitohs’ stars:

“I’ve got a little challenge with Cody Walker. We’ve got a skinfold challenge up until Christmas just to keep each other honest,” he said.

“Cody is winning. But I’m trying to keep fit around the young fellas, it’s good to get a chance to run.

“I ran with Damien Cook on the first lap and then blew my legs out but nah first couple of weeks back it took me a while to get into it but now I feel all right.”

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