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TRF_Hulkster
22-03-11, 11:05 AM
Stade Toulousain are close to tying up the deal to sign Australian scrum-half Luke Burgess.

The 27-year-old international currently plays for the Waratahs and would be an ideal replacement for Byron Kelleher, who has signed a pre-contract agreement with Bayonne.

Burgess has made 15 appearances for the Wallabies after serving a long apprenticeship at club and international level under George Gregan, having begun his club career with the Brumbies.

He made his Australian debut in 2008 but was forced to sit out the Tri-Nations later that year due to a knee injury, although he did rejoin the Wallabies for their Spring Tour.

Toulouse already have Argentine international Nicolas Vergallo on their books, while Frédéric Michalak can also play at No 9 - although the latter has yet to agree a new deal with his home-town club.

http://frenchrugbyclub.com/Top-14/Top-14-2010-11/Top-14-Burgess-001379.html

TRF_stormer2010
22-03-11, 11:19 AM
One of their better scrummies. A good signing IMO.

Gavin
22-03-11, 11:55 AM
Good player behind a strong pack; average player behind a weak pack.

Teh Mite
22-03-11, 11:59 AM
Good player behind a strong pack; average player behind a weak pack.

Describes every halfback in rugby, non?

Gavin
22-03-11, 12:07 PM
Describes every halfback in rugby, non?

Not unless you are Austin Healey.... Legend.... But I would say Burgess is the most inconsistent of the Australian half-backs, he'll probably shine in Toulouse though.