Following the rumours last week, Bath has confirmed that Sam Burgess has signed a 3-year contract and will join the club for the start of next season.
Bath’s statement also assed ‘At 6ft 5in and 18st, power and strength are obvious qualities, however he is also known for his deft handling and as a strong leader.’
Burgess clearly wants to challenge for England honours in the short time before the next Rugby World Cup. He was quoted in the Rabbitohs’ statment, the NRL side he currently plays for, saying, ‘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. But all of that starts next season.’
What do you think of this move? Will he be one of the few successful converts to Rugby Union? Which position do you think he will play?