Sydney - England star Sam Burgess will end his rugby league
career in Australia in 2023 after signing a four-year contract extension with
South Sydney in the National Rugby League.
Burgess had been contracted to the Rabbitohs until the end
of 2019 but boosted the club's spirits ahead of this season's playoffs by
agreeing to stay for four more years. He said the deal, announced on Wednesday,
would be the last of his career and he will retire at its conclusion.
Burgess says "I'd like to leave the game while I'm
still playing good football. 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."
After making his name in the English Super League, Burgess
first signed for Souths in 2010.