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Sam Burgess commits future to NRL side South Sydney by signing new contract extension
The 29-year-old plans to hang up his boots when his new deal expires
Sam Burgess has committed the rest of his career to South Sydney after signing a four-year extension with the NRL club.
Despite being contracted until the end of 2019, the 29-year-old gave the club the ultimate boost on the eve of the finals after signing until 2023.
Burgess, who will be 34 when his new deal expires, said he is hanging up his boots at its conclusion. “I’d like to leave the game while I’m still playing good football,” he said. “I don’t want to play if I’m not doing the club justice and I’m not doing the right thing by the team.”
The England player started his career with four years at Bradford in the Super League before heading to Australia in 2010.
He had two years away from league between 2014 and 2015 for a stint in rugby union, but said he never envisaged leaving the club again.
“South Sydney gave me an opportunity as a young kid and little did I know nine years ago not only the impact it would have on my life, but my family’s life.
“It’s been a great journey from a small town in the north of England to given a chance to play in the biggest rugby league competition in the world.”