Luke Burgess rejoins Salford Red Devils after injury-hit season
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 13/11/17 2:42pm
Luke Burgess has rejoined Salford Red Devils after an injury-hit spell at Catalans Dragons.
The 30-year-old prop made the move to France after helping the Red Devils avoid relegation in 2016 but made only five appearances this year due to a knee injury sustained in April.
Burgess, who began his career at Leeds before stints with NRL clubs South Sydney and Manly, now returns to the Red Devils on a one-year deal as they look to build on a positive season that saw them make the Super League Super 8s.
"We're delighted to bring Luke back to the club," said Salford head coach Ian Watson.
"He's going to be another big signing for us going forward.
"I've been keeping tabs on him since Luke impressed in his spell with us at the end of 2016 and bringing him back is massive for us.
"Luke's performance in the Million Pound Game stands out as his attitude to get a quick play-the-ball created our first try and enabled us to be able to shift the point of attack.
"In the second half when we were low on numbers he played big minutes and when there were tough carries to be taken Luke always turned up and his desire in defence was first class.
"He gives us even more size and power to our already solid pack and he adds a lot of experience which will help the younger lads in the squad."