Burgess will see out contract – Ford

Date published: November 3 2015

Bath head coach Mike Ford has once again stressed that back-row Sam Burgess will not be leaving the Premiership club in the near future.

Despite recent interest from the NRL in Australia from South Sydney Rabbitohs and Super League in England from Leeds Rhinos, the 26-year-old returned to training at Bath on Monday and also had a session on Tuesday.

And head coach Ford is confident the rugby league convert is staying put.

"Sam is here at the club, he's had 10 days off and he was always scheduled to come back Monday," he told Sky Sports News HQ this Tuesday.

"He's rolled his sleeves up and got stuck into training on Monday and Tuesday. He's got a couple years left on his contract and he will see those out.

"I don't want a running commentary on Sam Burgess. We've had a good chat about his role at number six and he's developing there as quickly as he can.

"We want him to develop as quickly as possible to be that player we know he can be for Bath rugby club. That's in the back-row playing the Bath way and he fits into that well.

"There's no drama here. He's rolled up his sleeves and got out there with a smile on his face and cracked on."