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Australia Sam Burgess' mum and brother emerge after tense crunch talks

13:17  03 october  2020
13:17  03 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

NRL star Sam Burgess rejects allegations in a newspaper report

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Burgess family have gathered for a three-hour crisis talk after bombshell allegations about Sam 's personal life. The 31-year-old stood down from his The NRL and NSW Police have both launched investigations into the allegations. Burgess ' mother Julie and brother Luke met with the former NRL

Sam Burgess ' mother made a telling change to her Facebook profile last week. Julie took down a photo from Sam and Phoebe's wedding a day after they Just days earlier Sam had spent Christmas Day with his mum , brothers Luke, George and Tom, their partners and NSW Origin Coach Brad Fittler, at

Luke Burgess, Sam Burgess posing for the camera: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

The Burgess family have gathered for a three-hour crisis talk in Sydney after bombshell allegations about Sam's marriage and wild lifestyle were published in a newspaper report.

The 31-year-old stood down from his coaching role at the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday after the damning claims were published in The Australian.

The NRL and NSW Police have both launched investigations into the allegations.

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Troubled Sam Burgess looks downcast as he returns to training and shares a quiet chat with NRL supercoach Wayne Bennett - who also suffered a Just days earlier Sam had spent Christmas Day with his mum , brothers Luke, George and Tom, their partners and NSW Origin Coach Brad Fittler, at

Sam Burgess has shutdown a reporter after the embattled NRL star was asked how he was coping on the back of a rocky two months with his partner. The interview comes after Burgess seemed to patch things up with his wife following a dramatic two-month long split.

Burgess' mother Julie and brother Luke met with the former NRL star in Coogee, the city's eastern suburbs, on Saturday. They were joined by lawyer Bryan Wrench.

The footballer's mother, who relocated to Australia to be with her English-born sons, wore a large grey hoodie over black leggings.

The mum-of-four pulled the hood over her head and wore sunglasses to help cover her face.

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Referring to Sam going cross-eyed and pulling an animated facial expression, Phoebe writes in the caption: '30 and maturing nicely'. Just last month, Phoebe sparked rumours they had reconciled, when she attended Sam 's South Sydney Rabbitohs game against the Gold Coast Titans at ANZ Stadium.

Since news of her split from husband Sam Burgess broke last week, Phoebe Burgess has remained at her parents' home in Bowral with her children. A source allegedly told The Daily Telegraph on Saturday: 'It makes sense as Phoebe's support network is in Bowral. She grew up there, her mum

Luke, 33, was dressed in a light blue T-shirt and white shorts. Mr Wrench, who was carrying a laptop for the meeting, also donned shorts.

The trio were snapped in a car park after a lengthy discussion with Burgess.

The sighting comes as NSW Police proceed with their investigation into the allegations levelled at the father-of-two.

They have set up Strike Force Irrabella for the probe.

'An investigation has been commenced by the Organised Crime Squad under Strike Force Irrabella,' a spokesperson said.

In the wake of the initial article, more bombshell claims about the English-born NRL star have come to light.

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But while his brothers Luke, George and Tom will all be staying Down Under, he'll be joined by Phoebe in mid-November. Last week he celebrated become the first English winner of the Rugby League International Federation's International Player of the Year Award.

'Winter's not too bad': Phoebe Burgess offers fans a glimpse of her cosy interiors at her parents' country estate in the Southern Highlands.

Burgess was staying with his older brother Luke at The Establishment, in Sydney's CBD, on November 5, 2018, following a farewell BBQ for Souths player Jason Clark, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Burgess' eight-months pregnant wife Phoebe was reportedly at home while her husband continued to stretch the festivities over a day.

According to the report, the former Rabbitohs captain returned home when his mum Julie - known to NRL fans as 'Mrs B' - descended on the swanky hotel during the early hours of the evening.

Julie quizzed hotel staff for the number of her son's hotel room and after an hour of convincing, she moved Sam and Luke into a car, the report claims.

Sam Burgess smiling and posing for the camera: Sam Burgess' mum Julie (left) reportedly had to drag the NRL star out of a pub by the ears, reports say © Provided by Daily Mail Sam Burgess' mum Julie (left) reportedly had to drag the NRL star out of a pub by the ears, reports say Sam Burgess standing in a room: The 31-year-old (pictured) stood down from his coaching role at the NRL club on Friday after serious allegations about his marriage and wild lifestyle were published by The Australian © Provided by Daily Mail The 31-year-old (pictured) stood down from his coaching role at the NRL club on Friday after serious allegations about his marriage and wild lifestyle were published by The Australian

'Julie virtually had to drag Sam and Luke to her car by their ears, but somehow she got them out of that room and into her car,' a source claimed.

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The Australian article - which first published extensive bombshell claims - included text messages Burgess' ex-wife Phoebe allegedly sent to Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, who owns the NRL club.

Staff members at South Sydney Rabbitohs have also been accused of covering up Burgess' alleged indiscretions.

The lawyer acting for Burgess, Mark O'Brien, strongly denied all allegations.

'The allegations are false and constitute an indefensible defamation against my client,' Mr O'Brien said.

The newspaper claims to have uncovered text messages between Phoebe and Crowe in November 2018.

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  The matriarch supporting Sam Burgess through the fight of his life With the hood of her grey jumper over her head and sunglasses hiding her face, Julie Burgess did not look like someone you want to mess with as she emerged from crisis talks with embattled son Sam.Standing at over 190cm tall, the matriarch of rugby league's most famous family has a reputation - much like her four sons - for being a fierce competitor and is unashamedly defensive of her boys.

'I thought we had the world at our feet together,' Phoebe allegedly wrote to the actor.

'He might need a good friend because he is just not our Sam.'

The article also included text messages Burgess allegedly sent to Phoebe, after her initial conversation came to light.

'Phoebe why did you message RC saying everything,' Burgess allegedly wrote.

'What are you trying to solve here.'

NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said the league has launched an investigation into the claims but they will not take action based off allegations.

'The action we have taken is to initiate the investigation,' he said on Friday.

'Because these are allegations, we don't have the facts before us, we're not going to be taking any further action until we have the information needed to do that.

'However, I believe that Sam Burgess has stood himself down from South Sydney Rabbitohs duties this weekend.'

'And I also believe that he has stood down from Fox Sports as well.'

Sam Burgess et al. standing in front of a cake: The former couple are seen together at a David Jones event in Sydney on February 7, 2018 © Provided by Daily Mail The former couple are seen together at a David Jones event in Sydney on February 7, 2018 a man wearing a suit and tie: NRL CEO Andrew Abdo (pictured on Friday) said the claims against Burgess are 'very serious allegations', which are 'new information' to the league © Provided by Daily Mail NRL CEO Andrew Abdo (pictured on Friday) said the claims against Burgess are 'very serious allegations', which are 'new information' to the league

Mr Abdo said the claims against Burgess are 'very serious allegations'.

Sam Burgess to coach South Sydney's youth despite serious allegations

  Sam Burgess to coach South Sydney's youth despite serious allegations South Sydney Rabbitohs chief executive Blake Solly said in a video question-and-answer session with fans plans were still going ahead for Burgess, 31, to coach the club's under-19s squad.An article in The Australian newspaper last week contained bombshell accusations about his behaviour towards his ex-wife Phoebe and claims of excessive partying.

'We will look to work with the club to find out what happened and to get to the bottom of the facts.

'We will also cooperate with the NSW Police, who have also begun an investigation into the matter.

'If these allegations are proven, we will take the strongest possible action that we can.'

NSW Police said they would be conducting their own investigation.

South Sydney released a statement saying the allegations were very concerning and they would be treated with the 'utmost seriousness'.

'There is no place in our society for violence, harrassment or abuse against women. If anyone is found guilty of allegations of this nature, the club will take the strongest possible action.'

a group of people posing for the camera: The former NRL star is seen carrying a woman on his shoulders during a party in Mexico in 2019 © Provided by Daily Mail The former NRL star is seen carrying a woman on his shoulders during a party in Mexico in 2019

Last year, an apprehended violence order against Sam Burgess was taken out by police to protect Phoebe's father Mitchell Hooke.

The AVO came after an alleged domestic violence incident at Mr Hooke's property in Glenquarry, in the NSW Southern Highlands, on October 19.

Burgess was charged with domestic violence-related intimidation. He has pleaded not guilty.

The matter is due in court in November.

Burgess and Phoebe broke up in December 2018, weeks after the birth of their son, Billy.

Their divorce after four years of marriage was finalised in April.

They also have a daughter, Poppy.

Sam Burgess and woman posing for a photo: Burgess and Phoebe (pictured) together have two children, Poppy and Billy © Provided by Daily Mail Burgess and Phoebe (pictured) together have two children, Poppy and Billy

Burgess was 21 years old when he joined the Rabbitohs in 2010.

In two stints between 2008 and 2019 he played rugby league for England, including at the 2017 World Cup, and in 2007 represented Great Britain.

Burgess was lured to rugby union in 2014 and joined Bath in England.

In 2015, he was whisked into Stuart Lancaster's ill-fated World Cup squad just nine months after his union debut. England failed to get beyond the pool stage of their home tournament.

After they crashed out, Burgess quit union and tore up his contract with Bath, returning to Australia and rugby league.

He retired last October, but stayed at the Rabbitohs where he is now a coach.

Sam Burgess with a football ball: Since his retirement in October 2019, Burgess has been a coach at former club South Sydney Rabbitohs © Provided by Daily Mail Since his retirement in October 2019, Burgess has been a coach at former club South Sydney Rabbitohs Read more

Sam Burgess poses with his mum while enjoying the Rabbitohs game .
Mrs Burgess uploaded a picture of the pair in Twitter on Saturday night as the family continue to rally around the 31-year-old following a raft of explosive allegations of his personal life.Mrs Burgess shared a photo of the pair on Saturday night as the family continues to rally around the 31-year-old following a raft of allegations about his personal life.

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