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Sam Burgess shockingly targeting huge NRL star for Warrington Wolves move

In arguably the biggest news of the year, Warrington Wolves have appointed Sam Burgess as their head coach for 2024 replacing former Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell.

Burgess started his career with the Bradford Bulls in Super League but really made his name in the NRL with South Sydney Rabbitohs where he is currently assistant coach.

Well loved in Australia, Burgess has real pulling power and he is already beginning to use that as he strives to revamp the Warrington squad.

According to Newscorp in Australia, Burgess has made a play for one of the NRL’s best and most powerful outside backs in Melbourne Storm star Justin Olam.

2023 has been a difficult year for the centre due to injury which has seen him in and out of the side and Burgess has made a play for him because of this.

However, reports are suggesting that Olam will elect to stay with the Storm. He is contracted until 2026.

Burgess will join the Wire for the 2024 Super League season having agreed a two-year contract.

Following his retirement from a decorated playing career in 2019, Burgess has transitioned into the coaching set-up at South Sydney Rabbitohs, currently working as an Assistant Coach for the NRL side.

Burgess is one of the most renowned and respected leaders in the global game. The former England captain famously led the Rabbitohs to the 2014 NRL title, being awarded the Clive Churchill Medal despite suffering a broken cheekbone in the opening minute.

He represented England and Great Britain on 26 occasions during his playing career and captained the national team to the World Cup Final in 2017 under the stewardship of Wayne Bennett.

Sam Burgess
As part of the review of the Rugby department, Gary Chambers will be promoted to Director of Rugby. He will have an overarching responsibility for the Rugby department from first team downwards.

Chambers will remain in interim charge for the remainder of the 2023 season before taking up the new role.

Richard Marshall will remain as Assistant Coach with a further update about a second Assistant to be announced in due course.

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