South Sydney’s NRL rivals could soon be facing double trouble after the Rabbitohs signed Sam Burgess’s younger brother George to a two-year deal.
Hot on the heels of finally securing NRL superstar Greg Inglis last week, the Rabbitohs snapped up one of the game’s most promising talents in the 18-year-old English prop.
Burgess was contracted to Super League side Bradford through to the end of the 2012 season, but was granted a release after expressing a desire to link up with big brother Sam in the NRL.
Sam Burgess made an immediate impact in his first season in the NRL in 2010 – and while George has yet to taste top flight football – there is plenty to suggest the 194cm and 120kg forward could be just fearsome a proposition.
He has been part of the full-time squad at Bradford for the past 12 months, and was a key member of the England Academy side that defeated the Australian Schoolboys in their two-match series earlier this month.
“I can’t wait to make the move and get started at the Rabbitohs,” Burgess said.