Vodafone Warriors boost back row depth

The Vodafone Warriors’ back row depth has been boosted for the 2019 NRL season following official confirmation of second rower Lachlan Burr’s two-year contract.

The 26-year-old is among a number of new faces onboard for the club’s preseason training campaign.

He joins the Vodafone Warriors after stints with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Titans in the NRL while he also spent the 2017 season in England where he appeared for the Leigh Centurions and the Sheffield Eagles.

An Australian Schoolboys representative in 2010, Burr played NYC football for the Bulldogs before making his only NRL appearance for the club in 2013.

A two-season term with the Titans in 2015 and 2016 netted 23 NRL outings before his move to England.

He returned to the Bulldogs this year, helping the club to victory over Newtown in the Intrust Super Premiership title decider followed by success against Redcliffe in the National State Championship encounter on the NRL’s grand final day at ANZ Stadium. Named the Bulldogs' 2018 ISP player of the year, Burr averaged 120 metres and 24 tackles in his 23 appearances.

LACHLAN BURR

Born: September 27, 1992
Birthplace: Sydney, NSW
Junior Club: Revesby Heights Rhinos (Sydney)
Position: Second row/loose forward
Height: 188cm
Weight: 102kg
Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys 2010, NRL Auckland Nines, Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (2014), Gold Coast Titans (2015-2016)
FG Debut: Canterbury-Bankstown v Penrith, ANZ Stadium, August 31, 2013 (Rd 25)
NRL Career: 24 appearances (2013-2016):
   Canterbury-Bankstown: 1 appearance (2013)
   Gold Coast: 23 appearances (2015-2016)
NRL Points: 4 (1 try)