1. ITV Report

Luke Burgess returns to Salford

Luke Burgess has signed with the Salford Red Devils for the 2018 season.

Luke in action for South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL, where he played alongside brothers Sam, George and Tom Credit: Press Association

The Dewsbury born prop, re-joins the club after having a stint with the Red Devils during the 2016 qualifiers campaign.

Burgess began his career with the Leeds Rhinos before enjoying spells with both South Sydney Rabbitohs and Manly Sea Eagles where he racked up a total of 70 NRL games.

Burgess has won the Super League with the Rhinos as well as playing for 2014 NRL winners South Sydney.

We’re delighted to bring Luke back to the Club. He’s going to be another big signing for us going forward.

I’ve been keeping tabs on him since Luke impressed in his spell with us at the end of 2016 and bringing him back is massive for us.

Luke’s performance in the Million Pound Game stands out as his attitude to get a quick play-the-ball created our first try and enabled us to be able to shift the point of attack.

In the second half when we were low on numbers he played big minutes and when there were tough carries to be taken Luke always turned up and his desire in defence was first class.

He gives us even more size and power to our already solid pack and he adds a lot of experience which will help the younger lads in the squad.

– Ian Watson, Salford Red Devils head coach