Burgess, NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons

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George Burgess has returned to Australia having signed a two-and-a-half year deal with NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons.

The 29-year-old England striker was release from Wigan in February and underwent surgery on a hip injury. Which forced him to retire from the 2021 Super League.

He joins Wigan in 2020 on a three-year contract after eight years at NRL South Sydney Rabbitohs.

His twin Tom still plays for Rabbitohs.

George Burgess made 149 appearances for the Rabbito team to win the Premiership title in that year. In 2014, he played alongside Tom, Sam and Luke. His other siblings, both of whom have retired.

St George Illawarra general manager said: “George will be very supportive of us here on and off the pitch. His experience and professional success will have a positive effect on the development of the young players in our squad today.” Football Ben Haran.

“Everyone is determined to help George get his best fight back before the 2022 season, but none other than George himself. We look forward to him and his family to join the club.

“While he still has obstacles to overcome after a well-documented surgery. Our medical staff have begun to work with George on his rehabilitation.”