In recent times Wigan Warriors, Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos have been linked with England international Tom Burgess.
The links to Super League went into overdrive this time last year when Burgess admitted that he would like to have a shot at Super League again having previously played for Bradford Bulls.
He admitted that he would love to play for Leeds Rhinos. Meanwhile, recently, he admitted that he nearly joined Wigan like his twin brother George Burgess.
Meanwhile, with older brother Sam Burgess in charge at Warrington Wolves he has been linked with a move to the Halliwell Jones. This is despite the fact he signed an extension at South Sydney Rabbitohs.
But as of today he is now available to sign for Super League clubs for the 2025 Super League season. This is because as of November 1st players who are off contract from the end of the 2024 NRL season can talk to other clubs and agree new deals with their rivals.
This includes Super League clubs meaning the likes of Leeds, Wigan and Warrington can renew their interest in Burgess for the 2025 Super League season.
You would say that Warrington would be in pole position to sign the prop given his brother is in charge of the club for the next two seasons.
At the Rabbitohs, he is one of 12 players out of contract but is arguably their biggest.
In terms of their Off contract players from November 1, the list is as follows: Thomas Burgess, Michael Chee-Kam, Jye Gray, Dean Hawkins, Josiah Karapani, Ben Lovett, Peter Mamouzelos, Taane Milne, Shaquai Mitchell, Isaiah Tass, Leon Te Hau, Izaac Thompson (12 players).
Meanwhile, the Daily Telegraph had their say on the matter in Australia: “Who the Rabbitohs must keep: Ben Lovett – The hard-running backrower is going places. Just 22, Lovett showed plenty of punch in his three NRL appearances in 2023. Assistant coach John Sutton has identified Lovett as a player to watch in 2024.
“Who they must target: Max King. The Rabbitohs should take one off the Bulldogs after Liam Knight and Blake Taaffe opted to move to Belmore. King has the potential to offer plenty inside a well-rounded pack like Souths.”