South Sydney forward George Burgess won’t be a Rabbitoh next season, and there’s a chance he won’t even be in Australia in 2020.
Burgess was recently handed a nine-game ban for an eye-gouge on Robbie Farah, and is set to miss the rest of the regular season through suspension.
Wayne Bennett on Friday confirmed Burgess would be leaving the Bunnies after eight seasons with the club, but hopes he’ll stay in the NRL.
“George won’t be here next year, that was determined a long time ago and way before anything else happened,” Bennett said.
“But I do want him to stay in the NRL, he is a wonderful player and a good bloke.”
Despite Bennett’s hopes, LoveRugbyLeague.com believe the Englishman could be heading back home at season’s end, with Warrington reportedly leading the race for his services.
Leeds, Wigan and Hull could also be enticed by Burgess’ availability.
Burgess has played 146 games for the Rabbitohs, and has represented England on 14 occasions.