Tom Burgess set to secure release for huge Super League transfer

Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Wigan Warriors, Hull FC and Hull KR have all completed major signings for the 2024 season and some even bigger signings could be on the cards.

Warrington have been linked with a move for Morgan Harper after a failed move for Justin Olam and though Harper would be a good signing for the Wolves an even bigger one could be in the cards.

Tom Burgess has been linked with a huge move to Super League ever since he said at the World Cup that he would be keen on a move to Super League and specifically Leeds Rhinos.

The Rhinos have been linked with a move for the England international frequently since those comments but despite this, there is another club who now appear more likely to sign Burgess and that is the Warrington Wolves with his big brother Sam headed over to Warrington as head coach.

According to Zero Tackle, Burgess has identified his little brother as his main target for 2024 with the publication also reporting that Tom could be given his release to make the move.

Sam 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.

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.