How Twitter reacted to Sam Burgess switching back to rugby league

After weeks of speculation surrounding his future it’s been announced that rugby star Sam Burgess will be leaving Bath to return to the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

And predictably Twitter has gone into meltdown upon hearing the news.

The move is an incredible U-turn for a player who only switched codes to play Union last year before receiving a call-up to be part of the England World Cup squad.

However, after struggling to make an impact in the hosts’ dismal campaign the rumour mill started to turn and it seems that all the talk of a switch back to League was well founded.

Here’s how Social Media reacted to Burgess’ proposed departure:

Understandably, there were a fair few who welcomed his decision and those who felt sympathy towards the 26-year-old following his recent treatment.

And it wasn’t only fans of the 13-man code who were getting upset…

Hmm, not everyone was prepared to give Burgess a fair trial though…

We’ll let this guy have the last word though…

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.