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Sun 20 Sep 2020 | 04:35

Flip-flopping code hopper at it again

Flip-flopping code hopper at it again
Sun 20 Sep 2020 | 04:35
Flip-flopping code hopper at it again
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TRANSFER NEWS: Luther Burrell insisted he had no regrets about his brief switch to Rugby League, after sealing a return to English Premiership Rugby Union with Newcastle Falcons.

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Newcastle agreed a two-year contract with the England and Northampton centre.

The 32-year-old joined Super League club Warrington in 2019, but he left recently after struggling to break into the team.

Burrell, who was last capped by England four years ago, said: “I’ve got no regrets about going over to League, because it was the fresh challenge that I needed at the time.

“I will look back on it as a positive experience. I wanted to test myself, and I think I will come back as a better player for it.

“Playing Rugby League is something I had always wanted to do, and in some ways it has definitely helped me.

“My endurance, fitness levels and aspects of my skill-set are definitely better as a result of my time with Warrington, and Rugby League guys really pride themselves on doing the unseen work. I’ve bought into that.”

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Burrell becomes Newcastle’s seventh signing ahead of their Premiership return in November.

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