Criticised heavily alongside his twin brother George by the fans, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have opted to re-sign Thomas Burgess on a new long-term deal.
Burgess, who will have the chance to add to his 119 NRL games over the course of the new deal, stays on at the club with brothers George and Sam.
An English international, Burgess has played across numerous international competitions for the England side.
The man himself is pleased to continue his tenure with the Rabbitohs.
“I’m really looking forward to the seasons ahead and wearing that famous Red and Green jersey,” Burgess said.
“Souths are all I’ve known and I’m really pumped to be signed up long term now.
“The Club gave me a chance when I came to Australia for the first time, a 20-year-old young lad, not knowing what to expect.
“Now six or seven years down the track, I’m still enjoying my football here.”
The Englishman is proud to play in front of the vocal Souths fans and was even prouder to bring up 100 NRL games in 2018.
“I love calling Sydney home and I wouldn’t want to play anywhere else in the NRL than with the Rabbitohs,” he continued.
“To play my 100th game with Souths last year was really significant for me, but now it’s about quality rather than quantity and I want to play my best each week.
“I’m looking forward to getting out there and performing for the Members.
“They are the cornerstone of our Club and without them, the Club wouldn’t be in the position it’s in today.”