Burgess heading to Australia

Bradford youngster George Burgess will complete a dream move by joining brother Sam in Australia's National Rugby League after signing a two-year contract with South Sydney.

The 18-year-old prop, who has yet to make his Super League debut, has secured a release from the two years remaining on his contract with the Bulls and will be reunited with his brother in Sydney later this week.

Burgess, whose twin brother Tom remains at Bradford, will play in the Under-20s Toyota Cup but train full-time alongside the Rabbitohs first team squad, including star new signing Greg Inglis.

"I can't wait to make the move and get started at the Rabbitohs," he said.

"Sam has been raving about the Rabbitohs and living in Sydney all year so I'm looking forward to coming out and training and playing in Australia.

"I'm grateful to Bradford for the opportunities they've given me over the past few years and also the release to come to Australia and play with the Rabbitohs.

"I'm very excited about pulling on the red and green jersey and getting started on my career at Souths."

Burgess, whose other brother Luke plays for Leeds, featured in England Academy's recent Test series triumph over Australian Schoolboys and is regarded as one of the best prospects in Super League.

South Sydney chief executive Shane Richardson said: "The Burgess brothers are all talented footballers and we're delighted to have two of the boys playing for the Rabbitohs over the next two years.

"George is a great prospect and a real project for our club. We'll work with him over the next two years and during that time we're aiming to develop him into an NRL footballer in the red and green."