South Sydney's Sam Burgess has signed a contract extension.
South Sydney's Sam Burgess has signed a contract extension.

Bunny for life: Burgess announces monster deal

PREMIERSHIP hero Sam Burgess has announced a new South Sydney contract extension that will tie him to the Rabbitohs for the rest of his NRL career.

The club has pinned down their star forward with a monster four-year contract that will expire in 2023.

The 29-year-old left the club briefly after the 2014 grand final for a soujurn in rugby, but was lured back to the burrow and will now finish his career there.

"I'm a Rabbitohs man. It's as simple as that," Burgess said.

"The club aligns with everything I'm about and my values, so it was an easy decision for me to extend my contract out to the end of my career.

"We spent a bit of time working out the contract as it is my last one, but Souths have always shown faith in me and I feel like I can repay that faith over the remaining years I have on the field.

"I wasn't interested in the player market or anything like that.

"I'm interested in leaving behind a legacy, being a small part of the fantastic history of this great club.

"Players like John Sattler, Bob McCarthy, Ron Coote and Clive Churchill - they're all remembered at this Club for what they have done. I love the history and I want to leave my mark as well.

"No one is bigger than the club and as a South Sydney player, you have a connection to those players of the past.

"My first-grade player number is 1073 and that means a lot to me. I can't tell you how much that number means to me.

"It's a special club and I'm so proud to be part of it."