Sam Burgess open to Super League coaching opportunity

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Sam Burgess Credit: PA Images
Sam Burgess Credit: PA Images

NRL and England legend Sam Burgess says he would be open to the idea of coaching in Super League in the future.

Burgess, 33, hung up his playing boots in 2019 due to injury. He made 270 professional appearances across stints in England and Australia with Bradford and South Sydney Rabbitohs respectively.

He established himself as a leader of the Rabbitohs pack, and would later be appointed captain of the club.

The dual-international won 24 caps in his favoured code for England and also represented Great Britain.

An NRL Grand Final winner, he was the latest guest on the BBC Rugby League podcast, revealing that he has signed a coaching deal with his former club.

Host Dave Woods also asked Burgess if has any future ambitions to test himself in Super League coaching.

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Sam Burgess: ‘I’d love the opportunity’

“I really would enjoy that experience I think at some point,” Burgess said. ”It’s very hard to predict your future, especially in the coaching game and where you might be.

“I’ll be at South Sydney next year for the next two years under Jason Demetriou. 

“I’ve played against him in Super League, he’s a great fan of the English game. We’re great friends and have worked together for a number of years. That’s going to be great and that’s going to be my role for the next two years.

“I’d love the opportunity (for Super League). I think that I can give something back to the game in the UK.”

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