2 Feb 2014

Rabbitohs' Burgess could swap codes

8:58 am on 2 February 2014

South Sydney's international forward Sam Burgess is reportedly weighing up an offer to quit the National Rugby League after this season to play for England at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

England's Rugby Football Union is reported to have made a secret approach to Burgess during the Rugby League World Cup in the UK in November.

The Rabbitohs' star is contracted until the end of 2016 and there are no get-out clauses in his deal, meaning Souths would have to agree to release him.

The report says it is understood Burgess will see out his obligations with South Sydney this season but has told the club he might seek a release for 2015.

It says Burgess is apparently excited by the prospect of becoming a dual international and playing in front of sellout crowds at Twickenham in rugby union's showpiece.