Union poaches another league star

Highly rated South Sydney forward Sam Burgess will join Bath at the end of the 2014 NRL season.

After weeks of speculation, the two clubs reached a financial settlement believed to be worth about A$1-million (R10-million).

Burgess said he would aim to play for England at the 2015 World Cup.

'I'm happy this has all been sorted out before the start of the season so that I can concentrate on my game and the team without any other things in the way,' Burgess said. 'An opportunity presented itself to head back home to England and to pursue a chance to represent my country in two different sports.

'With 2015 being a Rugby World Cup, it was an opportunity I had to pursue and I thank the Rabbitohs for allowing me to make this move and start the next chapter in my sporting career.'

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