Returning halfback says he is not disillusioned with the game.
Former Wallabies star Luke Burgess could be a late draftee into the national side to face the British and Irish Lions after announcing he is leaving French club Toulouse.
Burgess is set to sign a deal with the Melbourne Rebels in the Super 15 competition just as soon as his release from Toulouse is official.
Currently his deal officially ends in France on June 1 with News.com.au reporting any deal with an Australia side would begin straight away.
Given the time frame, Burgess could be in contention to come into the Wallabies squad to take on the Lions with the first test set for July 6 in Sydney.
Will Genia is the first-choice scrumfeeder, leaving Nic White and Nick Phipps to battle it out for a possible third No.9 role.
Burgess admitted he struggled to adapt to the differences in the French game, but reiterated he was not walking away from the game completely.
“There are many differences, especially at the rucks and how they are refereed but I loved playing in France,” the ex-Waratah said.
“It’s been a unique experience and I learned a lot.
“Do not worry, I’m not frustrated. I still love playing rugby.”
Burgess joined Toulouse after the Rugby World Cup in 2011 but after an initial impact in the Top 14 mutually parted ways with a year left on his current deal.
The scrumhalf’s return to the country adds even more depth to the position for Robbie Deans to pick from in the lead-up to the Lions arrival, with Burgess already having earned 37 caps for the Wallabies.