Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess (born 14 December 1988) is an English professional rugby league footballer for the South Sydney Rabbitohs of the National Rugby League (NRL). A Great Britain and England international representative forward, he previously played for English club Bradford Bulls of Super League. Burgess was persuaded by Russell Crowe, co-owner of NRL club, South Sydney Rabbitohs to sign and move to Australia to play. Since doing so Burgess has been selected to play for the NRL All Stars, named captain of the Rabbitohs and had his brothers Luke, Tom and George move over to play professionally in Australia as well.

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2009 Rugby League Four Nations - Final
... Attendance 31,042 Referee/s Leon Williamson Man of the Match Johnathan Thurston Tries Sam Burgess (2) Peter Fox Goals Kevin Sinfield (2) Tries Billy Slater (3) Brett Morris (2) Greg Inglis Jarryd Hayne Cameron Smith ... CE Justin Hodges Ryan Hall WG Jarryd Hayne Sam Tomkins SO Darren Lockyer (c) Kyle Eastmond SH Johnathan Thurston Adrian Morley PR Ben Hannant Kevin Sinfield HK Cameron Smith James Graham PR Petero Civoniceva Jamie ... Sam Thaiday Tony Smith Coach Tim Sheens By playing in this match, Darren Lockyer became the first Australian in history to play in fifty international matches for his country ...
Sam Burgess - Biography - Professional Playing Career - South Sydney
... Before he had played a game for South Sydney Burgess played prop forward for the NRL All Stars in the inaugural All Stars match after Rabbitohs prop Dave Taylor injured his ankle ... It has been said in the media that "Sam Burgess is the best Pommie to come out here in 20 years" meaning he is the best English exported player to play in the NRL for 20 years ... Burgess was given a one week ban by the NRL judiciary for a grade one grapple tackle ...
2008 Bradford Bulls Season - By Month - May
... in 2nd Millennium Magic in Cardiff tries came from Shontayne Hape, Semi Tadulala(2), Sam Burgess ... Dave Halley, Shontayne Hape, Semi Tadulala(3), Sam Burgess, Chris Nero, Jamie Langley and Paul Deacon kicked 7 Goals ... Morrison, Ben Jeffries, Jamie Langley, Michael Platt, Simon Finnigan, Sam Burgess and Deacon kicked 7 goals ...

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