5. Joe Burgess


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Position: Wing
Date of birth: 14/10/1994
Heritage number: 1050
Height: 6ft 3
Weight: 95.5kg
Previous club: South Sydney Rabbitohs
Representative honours: England
Wigan Debut: vs Hull KR (H), wing, won 21-16 at DW Stadium, 02/08/2013


World Club Challenge: 2017
Super League: 2018
Super League Dream Team: 2015


A winger of international calibre who has had spells in both the Super League and the NRL before returning to his hometown club in 2017 signing a three-year deal.

  • Burgess made his first team debut for Wigan in 2013.
  • He played and scored in the 2014 World Club Challenge against Sydney Roosters.
  • The winger scored 25 tries in just 27 games during his first full season in the team in 2014, before being named the Club’s Young Player of the Year.
  • He has played and scored in two Grand Finals for Wigan (2014 vs St Helens and 2015 vs Leeds Rhinos).
  • Burgess was named in the 2015 Super League Dream Team after scoring 23 tries during the campaign.
  • Internationally, he made his England debut in 2015 and played in the Test Series against New Zealand
  • In 2016, he joined Sydney Roosters in the NRL and went on loan to South Sydney Rabbitohs later in the year, and scored five tries in an impressive nine-game spell.
  • Burgess returned to Wigan in 2017 and became only the second player to score a hat-trick in a World Club Challenge after crossing the whitewash three times against Cronulla Sharks.
  • The 6ft 3 back scored eight tries in eight games in 2018, before picking up a knee injury in a win against Widnes Vikings in May which ruled him out for the rest of the season.
  • He returned to the side in 2019 and made 24 appearances, scoring 14 tries.

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