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Tom Burgess charges into the Panthers defence in Round 21.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs confirmed on Friday that Thomas Burgess has been given the opportunity to develop his skills by participating in NFL training during his off-season break.

The Rabbitohs value Burgess' desire to be the best professional athlete he can be and support his endeavour.

Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire and Thomas had discussed ways to better Burgess' speed, strength and agility, and are confident that the experience will be beneficial.

"We're fully supportive of our players trying to improve themselves," said Maguire.

"This will provide a unique and valuable experience for Thomas, one that he will no doubt learn a lot from and in turn be able to bring back to the Rabbitohs for the coming season."

Thomas Burgess is contracted to the Rabbitohs until the end of the 2018 season.