Burgess move to Sydney confirmed

Wigan Warriors have confirmed that star winger Joe Burgess is to leave the club at the end of this season and head for the NRL with Sydney Roosters.

Burgess took Super League by storm last year after bursting onto the scene, ending the year as a regular in the Warriors side and as a part of England’s touring squad for the Four Nations.

However, he will head for Australia’s premier competition with the Roosters in 2016, aged just 21. The news was confirmed to Warriors fans at a club fan forum on Thursday evening.

However, there was good news for Warriors fans – as it was confirmed talented youngsters Ryan Sutton and Sam Powell have both signed new four-year contracts with the club.