Bath owner Bruce Craig insists the English rugby club has received no approach for Sam Burgess from South Sydney or any other rugby league club.
Burgess will be named on the bench for Sunday’s (AEDT) Aviva Premiership clash with London Irish in his first appearance since returning from a post-Rugby World Cup break to Spain.
There’s been speculation that the 26-year-old dual international is seeking a route back to league with his former NRL club South Sydney after growing disillusioned with life in union, while Super League champions Leeds have also publicly declared an interest.
But Bath are in no mood to let him leave ahead of schedule and Craig even stated that the Premiership runners-up are interested in extending his stay to include the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup.
“Sam is with us for the next two years and is under contract,” said Craig, who answered “no” when asked if Burgess had asked to leave.
“No one has come in for Sam. At the moment he’s with us and is in our Champions Cup squad. We’re not in negotiations with anyone. Leeds haven’t been in contact with me."
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