Sam Burgess is heavily odds-on for a return to Rugby League according to Ladbrokes.
With his future as a Rugby Union player in doubt the dual-code player is chalked up by Challenge Cup sponsors at just 1/6 to return to Rugby League for the 2016 season, and anticipating a move back Down Under the firm have consequently cut the odds of the Rabbitohs winning the Grand Final to 9/1 (from 12/1).
There’s a 7/1 chance Burgess stays put in the UK and rocks up in the Super League next year, however it seems unlikely at 100/1 the comeback is quick enough to see him play for England against New Zealand at the Olympic Park next weekend.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “As far as the odds are concerned it’s clearly a case of when and not if Burgess heads back to Rugby League. However it looks like he’ll be making his way to Australia rather than staying on English shores.”
Ladbrokes latest betting
Sam Burgess specials:
1/6 To switch codes and play Rugby League during the 2016 season
2/1 To captain England’s Rugby League team at any time in his career
7/1 To play in the Super League 2016
9/1 South Sydney Rabbitohs to win the NRL Grand final (from 12/1)
20/1 To win the Man of Steel award 2016
25/1 To win the Dally M Medal award 2016
33/1 To captain England’s Rugby League team in 2016
100/1 To play for England vs New Zealand on 7th November 2015 at the Olympic Park