South Sydney aiming to sign other Burgess brothers

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have plans to sign the remaining three Burgess brothers, all of whom are currently playing in England.

The brothers, who are almost identical, could very well be at the club as soon as next season if the Rabbitohs club gets their way.

Sam’s older brother Luke currently plays for ESL club Leeds Rhinos, and his two younger brothers, Tom and George who are both 18, play for Sam’s previous club, the Bradford Bulls.

Tom and George hit the scale at a whopping 115kg respectively, a size which is huge and almost unheralded in the NRL. If their form in England is anything to go by, this won’t have any impact on the way they approach the NRL.

George Burgess just so happens to be the most highly regarded young prop in the ESL, so any club that manages to get him on board will have acquired a tremendous player.

“We’d like to have them all here as soon as possible,” says Souths CEO Shane Richardson.

It would be a massive marketing boost for Souths and the entire NRL.

“It would be great if it could happen for next year, but we have to respect they are still under contract to Bradford and Leeds in England.

Souths are quietly confident that they can fit all three under their cap, by including both Tom and George in the Toyota Cup and Luke in the first-grade squad.

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