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.