SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 15: Sam Burgess of the Rabbitohs celebrates victory during the NRL Semi Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are unlikely to ban Sam Burgess ahead of their preliminary final clash against the Roosters, according to theΒ SydneyΒ Morning Herald.

It is understood that Burgess has claimed the lewd photos and video chat were consensually shared, in which several Souths players exposed themselves to an anonymous woman via Burgess’ Facebook messenger account.

Pressure is mounting for the NRL and the Rabbitohs to take action against Burgess, with Roosters fans especially petitioning for the star forward to be stood down.

South Sydney have designated a five-person panel to investigate the claims, appointing NRL investigator Karyn Murphy to ensure the matter is dealt with expediently and in an unbiased manner.

But with truth of the issue unclear and disputed, it is unlikely that a decision will be reached before Saturday night’s preliminary final at Allianz Stadium, meaning that Burgess will likely play.

The Souths coaching staff gave Burgess the opportunity to rule himself out of the Rabbitoh’s intense semi-final victory against the Dragons but he elected to take the field.

This sexting scandal comes just a few weeks after the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs were handed a $250,000 sanction for their Mad Monday behaviour, in a final series which has been largely overshadowed by condemning off-field incidents.


  1. This whole scene is very smelly, either Easts or the Tele or both put this lady up for this.

    This women is in South Africa so why would she bother with something that happened back in May, the fact she lives in the eastern suburbs and is an Easts supporter brings up much debate about who is pushing this, if the Tele or Easts are found out one or both are behind this then they have a lot to answer for, Easts in particular are being very vocal, obviously afraid to play against him, notice today that the Herald refused to name the Souths player incase legal action may occur.

    Sam has hired two lawyers to deal with possible defermation against the Tele and the women cause it appears it was consensual and if provan to be then it should have remained a private matter.

    The only person Sam has to deal with is his wife, no one else.

    • Stop lying with your elaborate fictional stories Penso. This is all I will say to you. Sam Burgess has admitted to the crime. Perhaps your Schizophrenia medication has expired. Take your prescription to the nearest chemist, once taken this medication will eliminate your paranoid story.

      The NRL need to step in and suspend him immediately.

      • Stop lying with your elaborate fictional stories RussCrower. You are NOT a Rabbitohs supporter. There is no other person on this site that trashes their own club and players as routinely as you do. We ALL KNOW you are a “chicken” so have the guts to come out and admit you are a Roosters supporter.

        I also heard that the woman in question had done the runner and is over in South Africa. It is also known that she has close ties with the Roosters, no doubt on Nick Politis’s payroll and now enjoying an all expenses paid trip overseas courtesy of the “Telfon Don”.

        “In a strange twist, an inside source has told Seven News the woman has close links to the Rabbitohs’ bitter rivals, the Sydney Roosters.” and “…was a willing participant, and even exposed herself in the lewd video.”

      • It’s not as if the Roosters haven’t had enough of an advantage being conservatively $2 mill over the salary cap but they also had the EASIEST DRAW in 2018, some might say the best that money could buy!

        NRL draw: Winners and losers

        #16 Sydney Roosters (i.e. 1st/Best draw)

        Who they play twice: Wests Tigers, Knights, Titans, Sea Eagles, Dragons, Bulldogs, Rabbitohs, Warriors, Broncos.

        Who they play once: Sharks, Panthers, Storm, Cowboys, Raiders, Eels.

        Games against top eight sides: 9
        Games against bottom eight sides: 14

        Where life gets easy: The Roosters face back-to-back games against top eight sides just twice in 2018, and their opening eight games sees them face only one top-eight side (Sharks). The Roosters lucked out in the draw, and there is bound to be irritation from other clubs.

        Overall Ranking: A+

        Before Roosters fans start crowing too loudly remember you may be used to hiding in the Rabbitohs shadow but that doesn’t mean that the rest of us still can’t see what you are up to. This is a News Corp setup to guarantee the Storm and Roosters play in the GF and Nick Politis has pulled strings as usual behind the scenes to ensure his salary cap busting splurge of 2018 has not been in vain.

        Enjoy your “Claytons minor premiership” Roosters fans. After all, you finished on the same 34 competition points as 3 other clubs (Storm, Rabbitohs and Sharks), holding off the Storm by just 8 points, that’s hardly decisive.

        • This was an article written last year and based on last years ladder positions.
          The real stats are…
          Roosters vs. top 8 =11
          Roosters vs. bottom 8 =13
          Rabbitohs vs. top 8 = 11
          Rabbitohs vs. bottom 8 = 13
          So you’re argument that they have a soft draw says a lot about your Rabbitohs.

        • Have you been on the sauce early Beatie boy? The article “NRL draw: Winners and losers” was posted on 19/10/2017 at the END of the NRL season for 2017 and is referring to the draw for 2018 as per this example:

          “You can’t make everyone happy, but you can make them five times angrier when they realise 2018’s competition favourites – the Sydney Roosters – have the easiest draw. Slide on to see how your team fared on the 2018 NRL schedule.”

          Your Knights btw #5 or 5th worst while the Rabbitohs came just behind the Dragons #9 at number #10 or the 10th worst draw in 2018. But like the Dragons the Rabbitohs played against top 8 sides 12 times and against bottom 8 sides 12 times, so 50/50. Unlike the Roosters who played against top 8 sides 9 times and against bottom 8 sides 14 times. Overall Ranking for the Roosters is A+, for Souths is C+ and your Knights got a D on your report card. The Roosters cheated on their test pure and simple.

          As for switching the stats to look at this years eventual ladder positions, don’t you think that making the draw easier for some teams and harder for others might just have an influence on those results? The Roosters only played the Sharks, Panthers and defending premiers the Storm ONCE! And those teams finished 4th, 5th and 2nd respectively and you don’t think THAT helped? They also had a week off between the Panthers and Storm games.

          The Roosters were also able to get off to a good start in 2018 owing to the fact that… “their opening eight games (saw) them face only one top-eight side (Sharks).”

          Anyway, back to work. Those “Go Slow” signs won’t hold themselves! Bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • Sore losers stink… like a Broncos fan who can’t face the fact that as unbackable favourites at home at Suncorp stadium the Broncos got SMASHED 48-18 (that’s almost 50 points Kelpie!) while the Rabbitohs only conceded 12 points a week later against the same team.

          Talking about something that stinks… when was the last time that Aussie Pooch Mobile or Blue Wheelers gave you a good grooming Kelpie? If you were putting it off for end of season well that time has come for you already. Souths on the other hand are still marching on. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

          Have another beer? Don’t mind it I do because unlike you I still have something to celebrate. Cheers! 🍺

        • Reg Reagan alias Penso!!! sounds very similar to me in your elaborate fictional stories. Do yourselves both a favor, and head straight for the nearest chemist to get your prescribed medication. At least this way Penso, it will eliminate Reg Reagan’ voice from your mind. I will concentrate on Reggie, Ok Penso. This conversation is exactly what you desire, to take the conversation away from this story of Sam Burgess. but I will endeavor to answer this as to prove our team Souths has played like easts 11 top eight sides this year.

          Reggie, I see addition is not your strongest attribute in Math. below is the most peculiar remarks I have seen, since reading all my other so called Souths fans idiocy stories on here.

          “NRL draw: Winners and losers
          #16 Sydney Roosters (i.e. 1st/Best draw)
          Who they play twice: Wests Tigers, Knights, Titans, Sea Eagles, Dragons, Bulldogs, Rabbitohs, Warriors, Broncos.
          Who they play once: Sharks, Panthers, Storm, Cowboys, Raiders, Eels.
          Games against top eight sides: 9
          Games against bottom eight sides: 14”

          Now Reggie Reagan lets add them up.
          Your statement of the top eight sides Roosters played two times: Dragons Rabbits Warriors Broncos = 8 GAMES

          Your statement of the top eight sides Roosters played one time: Sharks Penrith Storm= 3 GAMES 8+3=11 Same as my team Souths 11.

          But back to the story of Sam Burgess, He has put Rugby League into disrepute by all his latest action, regardless if the situation was consensual sexting or not. He will be punished by the NRL as an example to every player involved in Rugby League to e responsible on social media. By getting his name plastered all over the front page of numerous newspapers in various States of Australia namely, NSW and Qld Our game has become the laughing stock of every sporting code. The damage brought to our game by Sam Burgess Facebook account will receive a suspension. Many players in the past have missed big games including Grand Finals in the past including this season. Sam is no exception. The NRL will act accordingly this week and will ban him for this season.

  2. Well all you knockers out their that say he is “Innocent”, what do you say now that he admits it.

    As I was saying before, Justice 1st and Souths 2nd. Sam Burgess has to be sacked. The NRL now, definitely need to act, standing him down for this weekend until an appropriate punishment is agreed to by the NRL Integrity Unit. South Sydney football club are not interested in punishing him as he was given the option by them before the Saints game. He has admitted it to the club but like 2014 all they want is a premiership with players that should not be allowed to play when Kirisome Auva’a played a starring role and already should of been suspended for bashing women. The NRL need to act now to stamp out this so called man.

    • Karma is coming to get souffths. The Sydney Roosters and Karma this weekend are Allies. I here what your saying Rusty mate. When players at the Roosters do wrong they get sacked, Carter, Nikoreima, Kenny-Dowall all sacked recently for drugs, Pearcey was not sacked because he was drunk in a private house but had he done what he did in public he for sure would of copped the sack. Burgess needs the bullet from souffths and the NRL have to stand this clown down from this weekends game. See it is a game and this bloke Burgess the filthy swine shouldn’t be allowed to play our game.

      • “The Sydney Roosters and Karma… are Allies.”

        That’s why you have both Napa and Mitchell suspended this week and the Roosters are two grubs short of a brood. Karma’s a bitch isn’t it Woody? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    • League fans less some grubby loyal soufths fans want the NRL to punish this bloke now. Not next season.🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱

      • Woodchook, “League fans less some grubby loyal soufths fans want the NRL to punish this bloke now.”
        I’m a League fan, and not a ” grubby loyal soufths fan” (as you put it), and I DON’T want to see him punished now.
        RussCrower, you are using the name (albeit a slightly tweaked version of it) of a part owner / passionate Bunnies fan, and trashing their players / the club. I hope you got his (Rusty’s) permission. If not I think you’re deserving of a lengthy suspension from posting anything on social media, at least.

        • Well played mighty mouse and I don’t mean that in a pejorative sense but rather in an expository round about kind of way intended to lead you in the right direction. πŸ˜‰

          It’s good to see you have a Bunny’s back. An old mate would be well pleased I’m sure.

      • Woody you and your feathered friends want Sam punished now because you are sh!t scared of being beaten this weekend despite the fact that the chooks are at least $2 mill over the cap. At least man up Woody and admit you are scared you will lose. I only wish that Mitchell and Napa were playing so you would have no excuses after the Roosters are plucked and you and your mates are shipped off to a Steggles processing centre.

    • Clown RussCrower – what happened to all the love u have for Souths… u should be ecstatic as all Souths supporters were when we won in 2014 (and jumped a premiership further ahead of those rotten chickens)… express the love for Souths fellow Rabbitoh…

  3. “Of coarse I am a loyal Souths person” – RussCrower

    Russ’s best…

    “Sam Burgess has to be sacked. The NRL now, definitely need to act”
    “South Sydney football club are not interested in punishing him”
    “the club but like 2014 all they want is a premiership with players that should not be allowed to play”
    “our captain Greg Inglis β€œCrusher Tackle” delibrate”
    “we also have Rabbitohs forward Zane Musgrove who has been charged with domestic violence offences following a series of bashings upon his partner.”
    “I use my real name fellow Souths fans…” RussCrower aka Russell Crowe. PLEEEASE??? Bahahahahahahahahahaha Tosser!

    “The other incident involving the woman basher, he should be sacked immediately.”

    Sorry Russ, but are you talking about James Roberts or Matt Lodge? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    “If you do not know what your talking about, then please do not say anything.”

    Russ, you should have followed your own advice!

    • Well said Reg, summed up perfectly, this bloke russ is the biggest w@nker i have ever read on this site or any site to be honest, the bloke is a joke full stop, pity his partner, woman or man , i’d say man in this instance, having to put up with him or the time.

  4. I ask you all to consider this…
    WHY is it on the Official Rorters Facebook Page…

    Why did they all of a sudden takedown every one of the Anti-Burgess, Anti-Souths stories about this issue?

    WHY did Easts do this?

    The answer is it has been proven that the woman at the heart of this setup has since been proven to not only be a Rorts fan but to be also ASSOCIATED with the Rorters,
    i.e. She actually works for them…

    It was a setup from the beginning to unsettle our Club in the Finals, this $L@T was the one who swapped lewd images and screenshot the Rabbitohs players, she is the one who broke the Law by having explicit Photos publicised through the TeleCRAP.

    She is the Guilty Party.

    A sex-type video call between consenting adults is NOT illegal, recording it and showing pics publically is.

    Sam Burgess has hired the best defamation Solicitors in Sydney and he is going to sue the A$$ off her and the TeleCRAP!

    • I don’t care what your opinion of anyone is, but calling someone a $L@t shows a lot about your character.
      Remember, the photos went both ways according to you.

    • Oh 3hats, I was with all the way until you had to drop a misplaced expletive. Unfortunately our inability to spell did not sufficiently mask your intent. Beastie is right, there are limits. Even if the woman behind this set this up and was a willful participant and architect of this slander campaign there are other words that could have been used instead and always best to err on the side of caution in these matters.

    • Ok rose coloured glasses off and time to take a reality check 3hats.
      This situation is more about the morals of Sam Burgess rather than the South Sydney football team. It is his account, he signed into it as far as anyone else knows..only he can confirm that, but his own brother has confessed that Sam made a mistake, hence there is a bloody good chance that Sam signed in. He got into a conversation with this woman, regardless of who she is associated with, and at the time he would not of known. That is exactly where the guilt started, he could have just ignored the situation she was suggesting, but instead he or whoever else was involved decided to take it to another level. Sam Burgess is married and expecting another child, his wife is the victim here and I hope she blackballs him for his frivolity in this situation.

      • Great stuff coastal01. You have hit the nail on the head with that statement. clowns like Threehats, Reg Reagan and all his other idiot soufths mates are completely missing the point but you nailed it. All these people want is for soufths to win regardless of who they hurt and the real person hurt here is his wife. Sam Burgess is playing the field while his pregnant wife is home carrying a baby. Burgess has lost all his decency and his character has been exposed for all to see. What does a wife do with a cheating husband?

  5. The NRL and Souths are a joke!
    Double Standards!

    The doggies cop 250k fines and the players fined and sanctioned, but Souths?. Nothing.
    The same shlt happened in 2014, but it was covered up until after the GF.

  6. Should be suspended just for the simple fact of him stupidity..
    Very public figure…
    And exchanges ( more then likely consensually) nude photos with a Sheila they don’t know…
    Stupid stupid stupid….

    • I’d like to argue with you Bob but I’m finding it very difficult to mount an intelligent counter argument to that.

      “Hey, Sam. I found a fake profile on Tinder using your name, let’s hook up to discuss it over video chat. I’m feeling a little hot, mind if I take off my jacket…”

      It was always destined for an unhappy end. What pisses my that this has dragged on since May and only surfaces just in time for sudden death finals football. It seems a little TOO convenient for my liking.

      Happy for Sam to be suspended if someone can explain first how Matt Lodge is allowed to play and James Roberts has not been suspended for multiple assaults against women.

      • Lodge was not allowed to play in the NRL for two years, But lets get back to Sam Burgess.

        I love Souths but NRL need to make an example for this type of behavior. Sam Burgess has put the game into disrepute and made a mockery of Rugby League for all other sporting codes to utilize these events and influence their children to stay clear of playing our beloved sport.
        This is Sam Burgess Facebook account, therefore it is his responsibility. NRL this bloke has rubbished our game all over the front news papers in various states across Australia. It is time to punish this footballer. Consensual sexting or not it has damaged our game and the club I cherish so dearly. South Sydney’s reputation has been severely tarnished.
        NRL ALL of Australia is watching how you conduct the punishment on Sam Burgess. He needs to be reprimanded, chastised in accordance with previous footballers offences of similar disregard towards our good sporting name and without any dissimilarities between them who have brought our game into disrepute. If Sam Burgess gets onto the field this week then All the League World will be in an uproar. All the other codes will use this against us.
        As for my team Souths, they have extended his contract and upgraded it to 1 million dollars per season from the end of next season, after already knowing what he has been indulging in away from his wife. That in itself is a disgrace. Shame on South Sydney officials who show the League world their lack of decency towards footballers wives. knowing exactly what has been transpiring with their players.
        Souths need to sack him and The NRL need to make an example of this situation so no other football player in the future rubbishes our Rugby League reputation on social media. It should be customary that Every player is held responsible for their social media accounts. Any player breaking that code of conduct should be banished from our game.

        • your not fooling anybody by putting β€œI love Souths” at the start of your comments, you lonely little dweed.

        • You must have a horticultural background Redv90. You seem adept at being able to remove weeds and unwanted pests. πŸ˜‰

          Russ, here’s a dollar πŸ’΅ go and buy yourself some paragraphs! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        • Redv90🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣 Are Saint Illawarra still going to win the comp πŸ’ͺπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

        • This is the only guy posting on this site – THAT HAS TO CONTINUING TRY TO CONVINCE EVERYONE THAT HE IS A SOUTHS SUPPORTER…


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