Luke Burgess (rugby league)

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Luke Burgess
Luke Burgess with the Super League trophy in 2009
Luke Burgess with the Super League trophy in 2009
Personal information
NicknameBiffa[1]
Born(1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 25)
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) [2]
Playing information
PositionProp
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2007Harlequins30000
2007Doncaster91004
2008–11Leeds Rhinos8060024
2011–South Sydney180000
Total11070028
As of 23 August 2009
Source: Rugby League Project
 
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Luke Burgess
Luke Burgess with the Super League trophy in 2009
Luke Burgess with the Super League trophy in 2009
Personal information
NicknameBiffa[1]
Born(1987-02-20) 20 February 1987 (age 25)
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) [2]
Playing information
PositionProp
Club
YearsTeamPldTGFGP
2007Harlequins30000
2007Doncaster91004
2008–11Leeds Rhinos8060024
2011–South Sydney180000
Total11070028
As of 23 August 2009
Source: Rugby League Project

Luke Burgess (born 20 February 1987) is an English rugby league footballer currently playing for Australian NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs

Born in Wakefield, he played Prop for the Leeds Rhinos having previously been on loan to Harlequins RL and Doncaster. He made his first appearance for Leeds in defeat at Castleford Tigers in March 2008.

Prior to his career, Burgess attended Heckmondwike Grammar School, he is the older brother of South Sydney Rabbitohs player Sam Burgess.

Burgess' début game was against Castleford Tigers at Wheldon Road, Leeds lost this game. Burgess scored his first try on his second game against Harlequins RL. At the end of the 2008 season, Burgess became the inaugural winner of the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Award, presented by the leading trade newspaper, Rugby Leaguer & League Express.

In 2009, Burgess played in 28 games, however, he only scored one try for the club against Salford City Reds, compared to five tries from only five appearances in 2008.[3].

On the 21st June 2011 it was confirmed that Luke had signed for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, joining brothers Sam and George, at the club who play in the Australian NRL.[4]

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