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Sam Burgess to end career in NRL with Souths

Former England rugby union star Sam Burgess will close out his career with South Sydney in the National Rugby League after signing a new four-year contract.

Burgess previously played for Bradford Bears in the English Super League before signing for Souths in 2010. Burgess switched to rugby union in 2014 with Premiership side Bath and became a dual-code international when called up to England’s squad for the 2015 World Cup.

The 29-year-old will leave all forms of competitive rugby at the conclusion of the the newly-agreed contract, which expires in 2022.

“I’d like to leave the game while I’m still playing good football. I don’t want to play if I’m not doing the club justice and I’m not doing the right thing by the team,” Burgess told Sport 24.

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