Luke Burgess is one of Maitland’s finest sporting products.
The 27-year-old has spent the last six-months playing with Toulouse in the Heineken Cup after a distinguished career with the Wallabies, which saw him finish the 2011 World Cup as the third most capped Australian
halfback of all time.
In the last week fellow Maitland Blacks junior and ACT Brumbies halfback Nic White has been touted as a possible successor to Burgess after being named in the Wallabies squad for Tuesday’s Test match against Scotland at Hunter Stadium.
Burgess took some time out from his French lifestyle to talk to Maitland Mercury sports journalist Josh Callinan about his journey abroad, his decision to leave Australia, the historic Test to be played in the Hunter, the future prospects of Nic White and a possible return to the green and gold.
* See Josh Callinan's interview with Burgess in the weekend edition of the Mercury.