Sam Burgess

South Sydney coach Michael ­Maguire has rubbished claims he will conduct an off-season “garage sale’’ in a bid to lure back premiership heroes Sam Burgess and Ben Te’o for 2016.

Responding to a report that said the club was willing to offload a host of players including Dave Tyrrell, John Sutton, Tim Grant and Jason Clark to free up the salary cap cash to lure the union converts back to the NRL, ­Maguire said Burgess and Te’o would not be back at Redfern in 2016. “They won’t be here next year,’’ he said.

“And that is about all I can say. Sam and Ben are doing what they are doing and we are doing what we are doing.’’

Maguire also said that he was not ­attempting to push several players, ­including co-captain Sutton, out of the club following the shock first-round ­finals exit.

“Those players are contracted,’’ ­Maguire said.

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