Catalans bring in Burgess

Catalans bring in Burgess

Catalans Dragons have continued their recruitment drive by signing England prop Luke Burgess on a two-year deal.

The French outfit are currently undergoing a major personnel overhaul, announcing on Tuesday that former Australia internationals Todd Carney and Dave Taylor would be leaving during the off-season.

That took the number of departures from Perpignan into double figures but they are slowly starting to restock, landing Iain Thornley on Monday.

Former Leeds Rhino Burgess has now committed himself to the rebuilding project at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium after returning to the northern hemisphere earlier this year.

The 29-year-old had been playing in the NRL with South Sydney Rabbitohs, alongside brothers Sam, George and Tom, before signing a short-term deal with Salford ahead of the Super 8s this season.

Burgess says he is excited about the prospect of playing for Catalans and feels his new club could be the ones to watch next season.

"I am delighted to have signed for the Catalans Dragons and to be returning to play in the European Super League.

"The club has a very talented playing squad and for much of last season looked to be on course for at least a top four place in the Super League, at the same time playing a very attractive brand of rugby league football.

"I am very excited at the prospect of doing what I can over the next two seasons to bring success to the club and their supporters."