Ex-Wigan Warriors George Burgess’ surprising deal revealed after admission to rehab

Former Wigan Warriors prop George Burgess is currently in rehab for treatment for a gambling addiction.

Everything has gone pretty badly for Burgess in recent years.

After joining Wigan on a marquee deal ahead of the 2020 Super League season, the hulking striker made just eight appearances for the Lancashire club before a mix of Covid-19 and a serious hip injury does not reduce his time at DW Stadium.

Intense surgery followed and in 2022 he became the first rugby league player to recover from that horrific hip problem, signing for St George Illawarra Dragons.

If you thought Burgess would have had a large salary, think again – the Sydney Morning Herald revealed that Burgess had signed a deal for $120,000, which equates to just under £70,000 a year in UK money.

Burgess has played four NRL games and nine reserve games for the club this season, but his last game came in Round 15 in June when he played in the New South Wales Cup after falling out with head coach Anthony Griffin.

Not only was the 29-year-old in rehab last month in a bid to overcome a gambling addiction, Burgess was also involved in a police investigation following sexual assault allegations and is still in the center of it. publish.

‘Earlier this month, officers attached to South Sydney Police Area Command launched an investigation into reports that a woman was sexually assaulted by a man she knew on Tuesday March 8,’ NSW Police said in a statement in March.

“These investigations are continuing.”

Daily Mail Australia previously revealed that family members had been urging him to seek help for at least a year.

A source close to the Burgess family insisted that George is doing everything possible to do what is right for him and his family.

“It’s been a very tough road for him and feeling the pressure is more when you have a young family,” a source close to the Burgess told The Daily Mail.

“Luke is doing well and has managed his investments well. Sam is working on his personal issues and will probably be Souths’ assistant next year.

“Tom has managed to stay virtually injury free for his entire career.

“So it’s been a tough pill for George to swallow. But he’s ready to get the job done now.

“He knows he has to do this.”

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