Bath Rugby have announced the signing of rugby league superstar Sam Burgess on a three-year contract.
Burgess’ club, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, were reportedly offered a £500,000 transfer fee to release him from his contract two years early
The Rabbitohs are owned by the movie star, Russell Crowe.
– Sam Burgess
I’m happy this has all been sorted out before the start of the season so that I can concentrate on my game and the team without any other things in the way.
An opportunity presented itself to head back home to England and to pursue a chance to represent my country in two different sports.
With 2015 being a Rugby World Cup, it was an opportunity I had to pursue and I thank the Rabbitohs for allowing me to make this move and start the next chapter in my sporting career.
The 2015 Six Nations starts on 6 February, giving Burgess around three months to adapt for that tournament. The 2015 World Cup, which is being held in England, starts in September.