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England's Sam Burgess given time out by Bath to consider future in rugby union

Published 28/10/2015 | 20:43

Sam Burgess
Sam Burgess

England centre Sam Burgess has reportedly been given time off by Premiership club Bath to consider his future in rugby union as he ponders a return to rugby league.

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Speculation has increased in Australia that the 26-year-old rugby league convert is going to return to his former NRL club, the South Sydney Rabbitohs, where his two brothers - Tom and George - have both signed contract extensions.

BBC Radio 5 Live's Alastair Eykyn claims Burgess is expected to make a decision on his future in the coming days.

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