Leeds publicly admit interest in Sam Burgess

Leeds Rhinos have publicly admitted they are interested in the signature of Sam Burgess.

Burgess’ future has become a hot topic after reports surfaced that he is looking to secure a switch back to the 13-man code, with South Sydney the obvious and overwhelming favourites to land the 26-year-old’s signature.

But the Rhinos have now publicly entered the race – as one national newspaper reported over the weekend – with Hetherington saying that they’ve got their eyes on the situation in case anything serious develops.

“We have made it known to Bath that should be be looking to come back to rugby league, we would be interested in looking at that possibility,” Hetherington revealed to the Yorkshire Post.

“Sam is aware of that as well. I think it would be a terrific boost for the Super League competition if any club could bring him into Super League.

“We have got a watching brief on it.”