The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signing of English international winger Joe Burgess for the remainder of the 2016 season today.

Burgess, 21, has joined the Rabbitohs squad from the Sydney Roosters where he played four NRL games this season. Burgess has also played three Tests for England in 2015 and played 55 games for the Wigan Warriors in the Super League competition, the Club he will rejoin in 2017.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire said Burgess will boost the Rabbitohs’ depth in the outside backs for the rest of the year.

“Joe is a quality winger and he sees an opportunity to play more first grade football for the rest of the year with our Club,” Coach Maguire said.

“He has played international football and is an excellent finisher, and we look forward to seeing him turn out in the red and green for the rest of this year.”

 

Biography:

Name:

Joe Burgess

Date of Birth:

14 October 1994

Place of Birth:

Wigan, England

Height:

195cm

Weight:

97kg

Position:

Wing

Junior Club:

Ince Rose Bridge ARLFC

Rep Honours:

Three Tests for England (2015)

Previous Clubs:

Wigan (2013-15); Roosters (2016)

First Grade Games:

59 (55 for Wigan; four for the Roosters)

First Grade Points:

204 (49 tries for Wigan; two tries for the Roosters)

First Grade Debut:

Wigan vs Hull Kingston Rovers, JJB Stadium, 2 August 2013 (Rd 23)

NRL Debut:

Roosters vs Rabbitohs, Allianz Stadium, 6 March 2016 (Rd 1)