Burns’ Saints exit confirmed

St Helens halfback Travis Burns will leave the club at the end of the season.

Burns, who is currently on loan at Championship side Leigh Centurions, has decided to join the Intrust Super Cup side Wynnum Manly Seagulls for next season.

Burns joined Saints from Hull KR in 2015 for a deal worth £60,000.

However, he has struggled for game time this season and joined the Centurions earlier in the year as they look to earn promotion to Super League through the Qualifiers.

“It is the right time to move back home and take up a new challenge,” he said. “My wife and kids have followed me followed me around Australia and the UK for several years and now it’s time to put them first.

“I’d like to thank the Saints fans for their fantastic support – alongside Mike Rush and Eamonn McManus who have supported me and my family.

“Nothing was too much trouble for them and for that I am most appreciative.

“Naturally, it is a shame it didn’t work out at Saints but that is how rugby league goes sometimes and I am grateful for the opportunity.

“I’d like to wish the club all the best for the rest of this season and the future.”

Travis moved to Saints on a three-year contract from Hull KR for the 2015 season.

Saints CEO Mike Rush added: “We’d like to wish Travis all the best for the rest of 2016 with the Centurions and with the Seagulls in 2017.

“He was a dedicated professional whose experience proved vital to the younger members in our squad.”