South Sydney Rabbitohs star George Burgess will remain at South Sydney in 2019 despite reported interest from elsewhere in the NRL.
Parramatta Eels, who reportedly had a bid for the forward rebuffed earlier in pre-season, are said to have revived their interest in Burgess, prompting Souths to release a statement confirming Burgess’ commitment to the club.
“Neither George Burgess nor his management have requested a release from the remainder of his contract and George has indicated that he wants to play for the Rabbitohs in 2019,” a Rabbitohs statement said.
“Equally, the Rabbitohs are excited to see what George can produce on-field in 2019.”
Burgess has been with the club eight years and his twin brother Tom recently signed a new four-year deal with the club.