Not one, but two NRL clubs have reportedly approached former South Sydney powerhouse Sam Burgess with a view to returning to rugby league.
Burgess retired from the sport almost two years ago following medical advice after 182 games in the NRL, but that hasn’t stopped Australian clubs from circling the 32-year-old.
However, Braith Anasta – speaking as the Englishman’s adviser – didn’t name which clubs approached Burgess, but confirmed South Sydney was not one of them.
“The offers were genuine and Sam gave it some serious thought,” Anasta said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph. “They rang me and they were keen.
“It was definitely a consideration, but it’s not going to happen. The career’s over.”
Burgess is currently in training for SAS Australia, but stranger things have happened.