Burgess exits the NRL with super try

Joe Burgess signed off from the NRL with a stunning try '“ and vowed to return to 'finish my Australian chapter'.

Friday, 2nd September 2016, 2:44 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd September 2016, 3:46 pm
Joe Burgess may play again for England at the end of the year

The winger is returning to Wigan next season after a year Down Under.

He cut short his Sydney Roosters deal to re-sign for Shaun Wane’s Warriors but – since making that decision in June – has gone on to impress for Michael Maguire’s Souths.

And while the Rabbitohs missed out on a place in the top-eight play-offs, Burgess ensured they finished on a high note by scoring a 90m try in a 28-10 victory against Canterbury Bulldogs.

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“Enjoyed my time in Australia, hopefully I’ll come back to finish my Australian chapter,” Burgess wrote on his Instagram account. “But for now I’m going to enjoy a beer with my mates.”

He thanked the Roosters and Rabbitohs for giving him a chance to play in the NRL. Several fans commented on his post and urged him to return to Souths in the future.

Burgess, who is replacing RU-bound Josh Charnley at Wigan, will be hoping to play for England in the end-of-season Four Nations.