SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 17: Sam Burgess addresses the media during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL media opportunity at Redfern Oval on September 17, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Sam Burgess is set to face court as his father-in-law Mitchell Hooke seeks an apprehended violence order from the NSW police, as reported by The Sydney Morning Herald.

A recent altercation between the pair took place when Burgess was at Hooke’s Bowral home visiting his family. Hooke asked Burgess to leave his property and police were called onto the scene.

“Police are investigating an incident at a property near Bowral shortly after 5pm yesterday,” a police spokesperson told The Sydney Morning Herald.

Burgess is set to appear in court on November 6 as Hooke seeks a permanent AVO.

It comes after the Englishman’s marriage breakdown with his partner Phoebe, recently splitting with her for a second time.

Burgess has also been in the headlines after an ongoing shoulder issue has led to calls for his retirement.

But Souths teammate Damien Cook is confident he will be lining up with him in round one next season.

“I haven’t spoken to him for a week or so but the shoulder just needs rest,” Cook said at the Kangaroos’ Wollongong hotel on Sunday afternoon.

“Sam is probably someone who has probably brought himself back a couple of times early because we needed him back on the field to help us get to the finals. Now he just needs real good rest.”

The star hooker was hopeful that Burgess would not need to prematurely hang up the boots, but added that his long-term health is paramount.

“Hopefully he is looking after his shoulder and we just want to make sure, first and foremost, his health is there. You don’t want any permanent damage to any player after their career,” Cook said.

“Sam has given his whole body to the game and so much to the game so we have to make sure he looks after himself first. I have no doubt he will be playing next year.”

29 COMMENTS

  1. An attack on a family member is an attack on Phoebe. This abusive threatening mind game by Sam Burgess is an abusive threatening mind attack that will bring utter fear into Phoebe’s life.

    Burgess is heading down a dangerous path. If he wants access to his children he is going about it the wrong way. From here on in if he dose not play by the rules or the law of the land, then the situation will go from terminal to deadly.

    Souths need to either get him the very best councillor or he will be little value to them next season, with the custody battle for his children dominating his entire mindset.

    My tip for next season….Souths Wooden Spooners

  2. So IgnoreMyDrivel, you were there and witnessed the events and gave a statement to the police I presume. Why don’t you wait until the court case is over before delivering a verdict. You have ZERO clue what is going on with the family so your opinions as usual are worthless.

  3. Looks like daffy refuses to watch the news on television or read the facts on the internet. I bet you still think De Bellin is innocent.

    Do you think daffy, if a person receives an AVO that the children will be granted to the person with that order. Obviously people like you know very little because all the news reports are of little value for people without commonsense.

    I have a tip for your dragons where they will finish next season daffy. But under your logic I won’t tell where they will finish on the Comp Table, until they play the last game. Then in my opinion it should be just about exactly accurate.

  4. Given the sewerage pouring form AdamHoward you sound like brokeback19 that’s all I need to know. Two biggest imbec!les on ZT tag teaming each other, no surprise they are roorters supporters.

  5. To mark.mywords, Adamhoward and chookstir (all the one person) I used to think you were idiots but now you are confirming it yourselves by indicating the truth is in the news on tv, and that the internet has facts. I’ll say it again, get help asap.

  6. Mark.mywords October 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    ” Sam Burgess has a restraining order out on him to keep away from his estranged wife after showing big signs of violence towards her.” Theres a term for amoebas like you making comments like that.
    Can I suggest getting back to your own issues and focus more on your 30 year old daughter and her 3 grandchildren to 3 different fathers whose names she doesnt have a clue.

  7. So Twentyone is such a big fan of The Mental abuse hero Sam Burgess that he is trying his same twisted abuse tactics on Mark.hiswords. But he won’t faulter. Marks a Rooster king of the chook pen. Get back in your rabbit hole/dump Twentyone.

    By the way Twityone, you always avoid answering the Question why 6000 South’s members have turned their back on the rabbits and not renewed their memberships since 2015.

    Come on keyboard warrior, give us the details please.

  8. Adamwombat6 nothing to boast about being labelled the Clayton’s Premiers by the nrl community.
    The roosters wanted an avo taken out on Sam after he dismantled them in R25 if you recall but the MRC said to leave it to them to make sure he missed the semi.
    Got their wish.
    As the records show in 2019, Sam plays, roosters crumble.

  9. I LOVE TALKING ABOUT THE SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS BECAUSE MY TEAM SOUTHS HAD WON THE FIRST PREMIERSHIP AGAINST EASTS IN 1908.

    I LOVE KNOWING THAT SOUTHS HAVE WON 21 PREMIERSHIPS AND I TRULY LOVE KNOWING THAT NO OTHER TEAM HAS EVER EQUALLED SOUTHS ON WINNING 21 PREMIERSHIPS IN AUSTRALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE HISTORY.

    I LOVE KNOWING THAT MY TEAM AS A MEMBER ARE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL WINNING RUGBY LEAGUE TEAM IN AUSTRALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE HISTORY ITS SO SATISFYING KNOWING THAT OUR SOUTHS MEMBERS FOLLOW THE PRIDE OF THE LEAGUE.

    I LOVE KNOWING THAT SOUTHS ARE THE NRL’S #1 RUGBY LEAGUE CLUB IN NSW FOR HAVING THE MOST MEMBERSHIPS IN AUSTRALIAN RUGBY LEAGUE HISTORY. IT IS SO SATISFYING BEING A MEMBER OF SOUTHS JUST KNOWING THAT YOUR CLUB IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL OF ALL THE CLUBS.

  10. Dear Ben/ZT – I don’t believe this article belongs on this site.

    I want to read about football, not this personal/domestic stuff!!

    None of our business really.

  11. Mark.mywords October 21, 2019 at 4:57 pm
    “Sony Bill Williams has a presence that rubs off onto all the players and brings out the very best of each player’s attributes and abilities.”
    He certainly brought out the best from Ben Teo in 2014 who who had him running from the NRL after the hiding he gave him in the semi.
    ” I feel The Mighty Sydney Roosters will lift up the Premiership Trophy for the 22nd time in the year 2026.”
    You might have to recalculate after the stripping of 3 premierships for salary cap cheating and ref bribes if the 2019 GF was any indication I believe.

  12. So what about Souths and their identity when they were excluded in 2000 and 2001 and there was NO SOUTH SYDNEY????

    Do we throw all their history away and say Souths have only been around since 2002?? Where they not extinct for 2 years???

    Although we merged were still StGeorge too as part of this team so it’s 16 premierships champion. If we merged as the Illawarra Whatever’s then different Story.

  13. Hey shadow….St George haven’t lost their identity….the Illawarra Steelers have, albeit unfairly in my opinion. All St George lost in the merger were half of the Kogarah home games, but they gained a big part of the south coast in the process. To my way of thinking they are a sleeping giant who don’t know how to utilise all of the talent they have. If they ever do, the things that have gone on under the watch of Mary McGregor will be a thing of the past.

  14. Deadv13: Stgeorge dragons are on 15 premierships.

    Stgeorgeillawarra are on 1 premiership.

    Stgeorge dragons no longer exist both clubs merged as the stgeorgeillawarra dragons.

    Deadv13 wikipedia say the above i know its hard to accept but those are the facts you can turn a blind eye if you wish if thats your desire i am sure many are not facing up to the facts.your identity/history stopped for the stgeorge dragons from kogarah when you signed on the dotted line to merge with another club called the illawarra steelers from wollongong.

    You should had marched and taken on the nswrl, arl, and super league with news ltd souths did and won fact.if you had of marched and won then saints would not have had to merge with the steelers.

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