NRL 2024; Tom Burgess to leave South Sydney at the end of the season

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The 2024 season will mark the end of an era at South Sydney with the last Burgess brother at the club, Tom, set to play his final year after signing with UK SuperLeague team Huddersfield.

Burgess, 31, who is in line to become the Rabbitohs second-most-capped player this season, having played 225 NRL games since making his debut against the Parramatta Eels in 2013, signed a three-year deal to return to the UK from 2025.

He was the last of four Burgess brothers to play with the Rabbitohs, winning premiership in 2014 with Sam and his twin George, having also played with a fourth brother, Luke, during his time at the club.

“I’m happy to know that my future is sorted but my immediate focus is on winning another premiership with South Sydney,” Burgess said.

“We have a huge eight months ahead of us as we work towards our combined goal of winning our Club’s 22nd premiership.

“I’m excited about what’s ahead here at Souths, and in England after that having the opportunity to take my young family back to the home land, but I won’t be distracted from playing my role in my team throughout 2024.

“We’re aiming to finish 2024 on the right note for the team.”

Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison, said Burgess was a “legend of this club”.

“One of most-capped players and someone that has achieved premiership glory in our jersey,” he said.

“We’re all looking forward to the season ahead, working with Tom in his 12th season at the Club, and we want to send him out with another premiership.

“That is our goal, and we know it’s his goal, and we can’t wait to see him take on all-comers, starting with Manly in Las Vegas.”

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