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Burgess attends Bath training amid speculation he could return to league

Sam Burgess trained with Bath.

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Sam Burgess reported for training at Bath on Monday morning, the Aviva Premiership club have confirmed.

Burgess was given time off after England's World Cup disaster and travelled to Spain to reflect on his future in union after completing the first year of his three-year contract at the Recreation Ground.

Bath head coach Mike Ford revealed Burgess "didn't quite feel right" upon his return to club duty and the 26-year-old is understood to be seeking a return to league with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

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Premiership final report: Saracens 28-16 Bath Rugby

Sarries winger Chris Wyles goes over for a try.

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Saracens created Aviva Premiership history at Twickenham as they beat Bath 28-16 to be crowned English champions for a second time in five years.

And in doing so, they became the first club since Premiership play-offs were introduced 12 years ago to lift silverware after finishing outside the top two following a 22-game regular season.

Bath 47-10 Leicester

Bath will meet Saracens in next Saturday's Aviva Premiership final after three Matt Banahan tries helped send them to Twickenham for the first time since 2004.

Three first-half touchdowns - all converted by fly-half George Ford - gave Bath a commanding lead, with centre Kyle Eastmond also breaching Leicester's defence following an early Banahan double.

Matt Banahan got a hat-trick of tries.

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