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Sam Burgess dismisses reports of rugby league return

Bath centre Sam Burgess insists that he is not considering a return to rugby league.

Bath centre Sam Burgess has dismissed reports claiming that he is considering returning to rugby league.

The 26-year-old's decision to switch codes last year was followed by suggestions that he could force his way into the England World Cup squad, but he has struggled to find his best form at the Recreation Ground.

Bath head coach Mike Ford claimed that a lack of progress was frustrating Burgess, who has played down the comments to insist that his future is in rugby union.

"I probably think what Mike said was misinterpreted a bit," Burgess told reporters. "Mike said frustrated, but as a sportsman you're surely going to be frustrated, especially when you're losing games.

"I'm certainly enjoying my time there. Although we've lost the last few weeks have been great for me in terms of my learning curve.

"I'm really happy at Bath, it's been good fun so far, and hopefully that will continue until the back-end of the year. I would just rather continue enjoying my time at Bath and see how things turn out."

Burgess had a taste of international rugby in January when he helped the England Saxons to an 18-9 victory over Ireland Wolfhounds.


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Bath's English centre Sam Burgess looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union match between Bath and Montpellier at the Recreation Ground in Bath, south west England on December 12, 2014
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