Joe Burgess has reportedly signed a deal with the NRL club for the 2016 season.
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Wigan Warriors young-gun Joe Burgess has signed with the Sydney Roosters for the 2016 season, according to reports.
The Manchester Evening News report the 20-year-old will honour the final year of his contract with the Super League side in 2015 before heading to the Roosters for the 2016 NRL season.
Burgess enjoyed a breakout year in 2014, scoring 24 tries including Wigan’s solitary try in the Super League grand final on Saturday.
Regarded as one of the hottest prospects in rugby league, Burgess scored against the Roosters in the World Club Challenge clash at the start of the year in Sydney.
The UK newspaper also report that the Wests Tigers had also shown interest in the youngster, but it now appears the Roosters have got its man.
Wigan are now expected to make an announcement on Burgess’ future before he travels to Australia with the England squad for the upcoming Four Nations tournament.