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Burgess set for Souths admin role: report

Retired South Sydney rugby league star Sam Burgess is set to be employed in a highly paid administration role by the NRL club.

News Corp reported that English forward Burgess - who had to give the game away because of a shoulder injury - will earn as much as $360,000 a season over 10 years in the job.

That would take him up to the amount he was set to receive as a contracted player over the next three years.

Souths are reportedly waiting on their request to medically retire Burgess from the game before signing off on a deal for the 30 year-old.

That could happen as soon as the end of the week.

The role reportedly involves football administration, recuitment and working with sponsors.

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