Rugby League to Rugby Union Converts

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Rugby League to Rugby Union Converts
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With Sam Burgess on his way from South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL to play rugby union for Bath in the autumn, now is as good time as any to look at how rugby code converts have fared in the English game.

There is always a period of adjustment as rugby league stars find their feet in their new sport. They have to learn the rules of the breakdown, find their best position and, on the most basic level, settle into their new club.

Most rugby league converts find themselves deployed in the back line in rugby union, with the tackle area a real stumbling block for most new players to the game. 

 

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