Sam Burgess succeeds Greg Inglis as Souths captain
England forward Sam Burgess has been appointed captain of South Sydney following the retirement of Greg Inglis.
Burgess, 30, who joined the Rabbitohs from Bradford in 2010, has been part of a five-man leadership group but has now been handed the role on a full-time basis.
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Burgess, who has so far played 168 NRL games for Souths, was the obvious choice, having previously captained England under his international and club head coach Wayne Bennett.