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NRL Clubs Approach Sam Burgess With Rugby League Comeback Offers

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NRL Clubs Approach Sam Burgess With Rugby League Comeback Offers

Despite medically retiring from rugby league over two years ago, Sam Burgess is still a wanted man among NRL teams.

And it seems there's multiple clubs currently interested in signing the former Premiership-winner.

Sam Burgess with Rabbitohs owner Russell Crowe. Credit: PA
Sam Burgess with Rabbitohs owner Russell Crowe. Credit: PA

According to Burgess' official adviser Braith Anasta, the 32-year-old South Sydney legend has recently knocked back comeback offers from two NRL clubs.

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"The offers were genuine and Sam gave it some serious thought," ex-player-turned-commentator Anasta told The Daily Telegraph.

"They rang me and they were keen.

"It was definitely a consideration, but it's not going to happen. The career's over."

Sam Burgess representing England at the 2015 rugby union World Cup. Credit: PA
Sam Burgess representing England at the 2015 rugby union World Cup. Credit: PA
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It was rugby league great Laurie Daley who initially floated the idea that a number of NRL teams were interested in tempting Burgess to come out of retirement.

"I want to ask you about this Buzz (Phil Rothfield) because I heard it on the weekend," he said on the Big Sports Breakfast radio show.

"I heard it from a pretty good source that Sam Burgess is thinking about making a comeback, not for this year but for next year."

Buzz then promised to chase up the rumours.

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"We were told he did medically retire and his money was taken out of the South Sydney salary cap," he told Daley.

"They were told that he had a shoulder injury that could not be repaired with any sort of surgery. I know he has been on the Gold Coast and training really hard for the show SAS (Australia).

"The problem for Sam Burgess playing again is the South Sydney salary cap."

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The initial question on every rugby league fan's lips is probably asking which two clubs had reached out to Slammin' Sam.

Unfortunately that detail remains unknown.

As for Burgess, he's set to appear on Channel 7's hit show SAS Australia where he'll feature alongside a number of fellow athletes such as Mark Philippoussis, Jana Pittman, Heath Shaw, Alicia Molik, Kerri Pottharst, John Steffensen and Koby Abberton.

Featured Image Credit: South Sydney Rabbitohs / Twitter

Topics: Comeback, injury, Rugby League, nrl, Australia

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