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“Something I regret deeply” – Burgess explains what went wrong at Wigan

The recently retired George Burgess was brilliant in the NRL with South Sydney but when he came to Super League with Wigan Warriors it all went wrong.

In the end injuries spelt the end for him and shortly after this he has gone on to retire.

Speaking on James Graham’s Bye Round podcast, Burgess explained what went wrong during his time at the DW Stadium.

“I was just in such a bad place going into that Super League contract with Wigan,” Burgess said.

“I wasn’t going into that contract in as best of a state as I could have done and it probably showed up in my performances over there. Then my body started falling part so it took it’s toll on me for sure that last year at Souths.

“It’s still something I regret deeply.

“I’d signed with Wigan whilst I was suspended, pretty much no NRL club was going near me and I’d come to terms with the fact.

“I’ve always wanted to go and play Super League and Wigan was a great opportunity. It’s a good club and it was a good contract but I just probably wasn’t ready for it mentally, I was still in this bad place.”

Burgess’ twin brother Tom was recently linked with a move to Super League from South Sydney after he said during the Rugby League World Cup that he was interested in a Super League move especially to boyhood club Leeds Rhinos.

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