Salford announce Burgess signing

Winger Joe Burgess has joined Salford Red Devils from Wigan Warriors ahead of the 2021 campaign.

Burgess came throught the Wigan academy, making his debut in 2013. In his first spell, he scored 52 tries in 55 matches, which attracted NRL interest.

He signed for Sydney Roosters ahead of the 2016 season. He made four appearances, scoring two tries before moving across Sydney to the Rabbitohs. Whilst there, he scored five tries in nine games, and was reported to have been offered a deal to stay there.

However, he returned to Wigan ahead of the 2017 season, scoring 48 tries in 59 appearances. He helped the club to the Super League title in 2018.

Reacting to the news, Burgess said: “This is a big step for me to make sure I get in next year’s England squad. I’ve got a new set of teammates, so I need to fit myself in and do my best for them.

“The halfbacks here have got a lot of knowledge of the game, so hopefully that can bring the best out of me.

“There are some of the other lads who I know already. I’ve missed Sarg (Dan Sarginson). He’s a big character on and off the field, so I’m looking forward to working with him again.”

Head Coach Richard Marshall added: “Joe is an exceptional talent, who’s consistently proven himself to be one of the most prolific wingers in the competition.

“He brings even more quality to our outside-backs and crucially offers a wealth of big-game experience, despite still having the best years of his career ahead of him.”

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