Warriors sign second rower Lachlan Burr from Bulldogs

Lachlan Burr says he's looking forward to the next stage of his career in New Zealand.
GETTY IMAGESLachlan Burr says he’s looking forward to the next stage of his career in New Zealand.

Burr was the Bulldog’s reserve grade player of the year last season and failed to make any appearances for their NRL team in 2018.

He did make his NRL debut for the Sydney club in 2013 and then went onto play 23 games for the Titans in 2015 and 2016.

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This was followed by a stint in the UK for Leigh in the Super League, plus three games on-loan for second-tier team Sheffield.

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At the age of 26 and a limited career at the top, Burr is likely to have been signed by the Warriors for a backup role, but if he plays well in the reserves he has the potential to force his way into the NRL team.

While there has been no official announcement from the Warriors, Burr made his signing public by posting a message on Instagram.

“I’ve loved every second being back home in Australia,” Burr wrote. 

“I’ve made lifetime memories and friendships that I’ll never forget.

“I would like to thank all my family and friends for their support throughout this season. Can’t wait for another adventure in New Zealand @nzwarriors.”

Burr’s signing completes a busy week for the Warriors, with the club announcing the signings of Panthers halfback Adam Keighran. Also, Fiji centre Taane Milne, who played 18 NRL games for St George Illawarra in 2016-2017, has been signed on a trial contract as has another back Adam Pompey.