Joe Burgess to join South Sydney for the rest of the year

Wigan-bound winger Joe Burgess will link up with his English namesakes Sam, Tom and George at South Sydney Rabbitohs for the rest of the season.

The England international has reportedly been granted a release from his contract at the Sydney Roosters, who earlier completed a deal to bring Luke Keary to the club from the Rabbitohs.

Burgess has struggled to establish himself at the Roosters, and with his return to Super League now confirmed, Trent Robinson has allowed him to leave the club early.

Souths are expected to make an announcement soon.

21-year-old Burgess only moved Down Under ahead of this season but has already agreed on a deal to return to Wigan for the 2017 season.