Burrell confident in starting code switch trend

Warrington Wolves new signing Luther Burrell believes the appetite of rugby union players to play rugby league is sufficient to see his transition become the first of many.

The former Northampton and England union star officially joined the Wolves following the end of the 15 man season with him becoming eligible to play for the Wire at the beginning of July.

Despite admittedly having work to do to make the successful code switch, the 31 year old was confident that the amount of interest he had had from fellow union stars since making the decision to come to league would result in more high profile players doing the same.

“If I can make this a positive move and make it look fun, then 100% other people will want to do it,” he said.

“I’m serious when I say I’ve been inundated with messages from high-profile players wanting to know what it’s like. Union teams are constantly trying to evolve and a lot of the lads in the sport follow rugby league closely.

“There’s a stigma surrounding league that the union players don’t like it, but they really do. A lot of the top teams have their structures built on what teams in league do. The gap isn’t that big.”

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