One of England’s best forwards in recent years has been former Bradford Bulls prop and current South Sydney Rabbitohs forward Tom Burgess so it is no surprise plenty of clubs are interested in the prop.
A man who has played in Australia for so long, he spoke recently about wanting to help grow English rugby league on 9News and said he’s open to a move to Super League noting that he grew up a Leeds Rhinos fan – the team his older brother Luke won a Grand Final with in 2009.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post during the World Cup: “I’d love to come back for a stint in Super League. I want the game to do well in England – I’m a very proud Englishman and a very proud Yorkshireman.
“I grew up supporting Leeds so you never say never with that sort of stuff. Hopefully with this tournament we can really give a shot of life to rugby league in this country.”
Earlier this week it was revealed by Zero Tackle that a number of clubs have expressed an interest in the prop including Super League sides.
Burgess is out of contract at the end of the season and could make the move to England as his twin brother George did to Wigan Warriors in recent years though injuries have seen him retire recently.
Last night Zero Tackle predicted that Burgess would indeed emulate his brother’s return to Super League to join the Leeds Rhinos.
As they made their bold predictions for the new year, backing ex-Hull FC halfback and ex-Wigan Warriors star Josh Reynolds and Jackson Hastings to both have big years at Canterbury Bulldogs and Newcastle Knights respectively, the publication tipped Burgess to join the club he supported as a child.