NRL 3 years ago

Rugby made me a better player: Burgess

  • Rugby made me a better player: Burgess

Sam Burgess says he will return to the NRL a better athlete after his 12-month stint in rugby union.

Burgess arrived in Sydney from England on Wednesday and fronted the press to answer questions about his return to South Sydney.

"I learnt a lot about rugby union," he said. "It's different training to what I've done in the backline and as a forward in rugby union, so I think it improves me as an athlete all round.

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"I enjoyed the sport but I think deep down rugby league gave me something different to rugby union.

"It's not a mock of rugby union at all, because I certainly respect what the players go through, but I think personally I just play with passion and heart, so the sooner I got back it was probably the best.

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