Thomas Burgess completed the Burgess quarter after joining his two older brothers, Sam and Luke and twin brother George in playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs. Since debuting for the side in 2013, he has established himself as one of the premier props in the game.
Thomas was born in Dewsbury West Yorkshire and began his Rugby League career in the Leeds Rhinos junior development squad and he later went on to play for the Bradford Bulls in 2011. After being offered a one -year contract to join his three brother at the Rabbitohs, Thomas moved to Sydney to make his NRL debut. As a result of his arrival, the Rabbitohs became the first club in more than a century to field a team featuring four brothers. In 2019 The Rabbitohs offered Thomas a 5 year contract which reflects his importance to the team and the success he had helped achieve.
The impact of the four Burgess brothers was significant and the South Sydney Rabbitohs went on to win the 2014 NRL Grand Final, defeating the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 30-6. Thomas was an integral member of the premiership winning side and helped break the clubs 43 year premiership drought.
In 2013, Thomas made his international debut for England at the Rugby League World Cup and has since gone on to play 22 tests for his country. He played a key role in England’s Test Series win over New Zealand and in 2016 he was selected and played in all 3 Four Nations test matches. In 2017, Thomas has been a regular in the Rabbitohs starting side and he was once again chosen to represent his country against Samoa.
In 2016, Thomas met his now partner model Tahlia, and they are expecting their first child together later this year.
Thomas sadly lost his father in 2007 to Motor Neurone Disease. This tragic loss, brought him and his family closer together and they have all become proud advocates for MND Australia to raise awareness and funding to try and find a cure for the terrible disease. Tom also works very closely with Save Our Sons.
Thomas is available for a range of corporate speaking and MC arrangements, he shares insights on how to achieve career and personal goals and overcoming mental challenges. He has a strong social media following and shares not just his sporting activities but also his healthy lifestyle homelife and can offer collaboration opportunities with like-minded brands.
For more information, please contact:
Jane Weston | General Manager
+61 417 679 118