Former NRL prop signs deal with Catalans

Luke Burgess

They all moved over to the NRL and the South Sydney Rabbitohs initially but having them all stay together was always the hard task, as Luke Burgess embarks on a new rugby league chapter.

The eldest of the Burgess quartet, Luke has signed with the Catalan Dragons in the Super League for two years after a brief stint with Salford during their Super 8’s campaign.

Having previously played for the Leeds Rhinos and winning both Super League titles and a World Club Challenge, he set sail for down-under alongside his brothers.

He played more than 50 games in the NRL for both the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Sea Eagles.

The deal at Catalans has Luke excited at what lies ahead.

“I am delighted to have signed for the Catalans Dragons and to be returning to play in Super League,” said Burgess.

“The club has a very talented playing squad and for much of last season looked to be on course for at least a top-four place in the Super League, at the same time playing a very attractive brand of rugby league.

“I am very excited at the prospect of doing what I can over the next two seasons to bring success to the club and their supporters.”

Equally pleased is Catalans coach Laurent Frayssinous, who knows just how much experience and value that Burgess can add to the side.

Luke will bring top-level Super League and NRL experience to our squad next season,” said Frayssinous.

“He will add size and will strengthen our pack, offensively and defensively. He loves France and has the perfect pedigree, on and off the field.”

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