Sam Burgess is one of the biggest names in rugby league on either side of the planet today.
He went over to the NRL at a young age and became one of the competition’s best players guiding South Sydney Rabbitohs to the Premiership in 2014 with a Man of the Match display in the Grand Final despite a broken cheekbone.
Burgess now is back at the Bunnies as assistant coach under former Wakefield Trinity star Jason Demetriou.
Having an impact on training, according to the Newcastle Herald, Burgess is driving one specific piece of recruitment: the pursuit of England star.
Since he burst onto the scene in the Rugby League World Cup, there has been plenty of talk about Dom Young only further sparking interest from other clubs in the NRL.
The former Huddersfield Giants man stirred up talk about his quality when he devastated Fiji in Shaun Wane’s warm-up clash prior to signing a world class brace against Samoa in the opening game of the tournament.
On the back of a superb NRL season as he scored tries for fun for Newcastle Knights after a season developing in 2021, this shot Young into the headlines.
There was plenty of interest in Young before this, but this exponentially increased as he shone in the World Cup scoring four tries in 40 minutes against Greece after a 100 metre try against France.
Serious About Rugby League previously revealed that the likes of The Dolphins, Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders had an interest in him alongside five Sydney based clubs.
On November 1st, he entered the last 12 months of his current deal allowing other clubs to negotiate with him.
However, Serious About Rugby League understands that no decision has been made yet with plenty of offers on the table.
In fact, all options are still on the table for the young winger as they are working through all the offers at present.
The Knights were preparing a $400,000 offer but this new update could sway things the way of the Bunnies as the former Bradford Bulls star looks to lure his fellow Englishman to South Sydney.