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Australia The matriarch supporting Sam Burgess through the fight of his life

13:20  06 october  2020
13:20  06 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The family matriarch supporting Sam Burgess through the toughest time of his life : How the 6'2" mother of rugby league's most famous family is leading the fight to defend him - after bombshell allegations about his failed marriage and wild partying ways. Julie Burgess is renowned for being a

Burgess was seen leaving his and Phoebe's Maroubra home in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs during the week, carrying packed bags and not wearing his wedding ring. "I'm completely happy to be going through the process. I've been open and honest with everything. Hopefully, it's resolved quickly.

Tom Burgess, Sam Burgess, Julie Burgess, Luke Burgess, Tom Burgess, Sam Burgess posing for a photo: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

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 on Saturday night.

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.

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When Sam, 31, and Luke, 33, were out on the town at The Establishment in late 2018 at a farewell BBQ for a South Sydney Rabbitohs teammate, she was reportedly the only one who could drag them home.

Storming up to the concierge at the swanky hotel she demanded to know what room they were staying in, and as usual, the former high-school deputy headmaster known as 'Mrs B' got her way.

After an hour she managed to drag the boys 'by the ear' into her Hyundai Veloster and back to Sam's family mansion in Maroubra, The Sunday Telegraph reported.

While she managed to diffuse the situation that night, the Burgess family matriarch is now facing her toughest test to protect the family name, after bombshell allegations were made against her most famous son, Sam.

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The supposed 'rivalry' between the Burgess and Hooke families has dominated headlines in the weeks since Sam Sam Burgess ' mother Julie is Head of Languages at the same private school. Among those she unfollowed were Sam 's mother Julie as well as his brother George and sister-in-law Joanna.

In the wake of Sam's split from Phoebe becoming public in early 2019, she made her feelings clear.

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“I mourn his passing and hope that he rests in the peace for which he always fought .” “He was a very well-loved person who also had a huge love of life – perhaps because of all he’d been through and I remember him telling me once how surprised and worried he was by how much support the

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Within hours, gone was her Facebook profile picture taken at the couple's wedding.

In its place was a photo of Mrs Burgess smiling with her four grandchildren. It was a very obvious message.

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

The couple also have an older daughter, Poppy, and their divorce was finalised this April after four years of marriage.

Sam was just 21 years old when he moved to Australia and joined the Rabbitohs.

The next year he was followed by his younger brother George, eldest brother Luke in 2011 and Tom that same year.

Faced with the prospect of being all alone at home in West Yorkshire, Mrs B decided to join her boys.

Just a few years earlier in 2007 she had lost her husband Mark after a long battle with motor neurone disease.

Despite her sons' wealth, once in Sydney she elected against a life of leisure and instead took up a job at the elite Sydney private school Scots College.

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Burgess was visiting his children at his father-in-law Mitchell Hooke's home in Bowral on Saturday when the pair were involved in a verbal altercation. Police have taken out a temporary apprehended violence order on NRL star Sam Burgess on behalf of the father of his estranged wife Phoebe.

Sam Burgess (left and right) is spotted on Sunday picking up his daughter from his mother-in-law Sarah Hooke. In the right image he is pictured talking to a The Rabbitohs star apparently introduced her to the group and later told her he was divorcing the mother of his two children, Phoebe Hooke.

When the four Burgess boys united for a drought breaking premiership in 2014, the first photo they took after the match was with their mum standing front and centre.

By that stage she was a regular face in the crowd at Rabbitohs games and struck up a friendship with Hollywood legend Russell Crowe, the team's co-owner.

There were rumours of a romance but Julie, and Sam, both angrily denied them.

Burgess was lured to rugby union in the 2014 off-season and returned to England to play for Bath, but less than a year later would return to Australia to be close to family.

In late 2018 his relationship with Phoebe ended, but for months their split remained under wraps.

At a family Christmas lunch George's wife Joanna shared a group photo, hashtagging it: 'best one yet'.

Sam was medically retired last October after a spate of injuries, but stayed working for the Rabbitohs as a development coach with the squad.

But in the wake of allegations revealed in The Australian newspaper last week, Sam stood down from his role.

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  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.

He is also taking a break from his commentary commitments with Fox League.

Sam is currently facing charges of domestic violence against Phoebe's father Mitch Hooke, relating to an incident at the Hooke family home in the Southern Highlands last year.

He has pleaded not guilty to the domestic violence charges and AVO.

The matter is next due to be heard in court on Wednesday, October 7.

WHO ARE THE BURGESS FAMILY?

JULIE: A former high school deputy headmaster, the matriarch of the family is renowned for defending her four boys, always. She followed her sons to Australia in 2012 after they had established careers with South Sydney

MARK: The boys' father died in 2007 at age 45 after a long battle with motor neurone disease. While their towering height comes from Julie, Mark is credited for giving the boys their brawn and toughness.

LUKE: The oldest of the four boys, he is known to his brothers as 'Biffa'. Luke moved to Australia in 2011 to play for South Sydney. He began dating model Yolanda Hodgson and the couple have a daughter Grace, but split in 2019.

SAM: The first of the family to make the move to Sydney, he quickly became a key part of the Rabbitohs outfit. After a few years together he married Phoebe Hooke in 2015, before their public split in late 2018. They have two children, Poppy and Billy.

TOM: Tom and his twin brother George are the youngest members of the family. He was the last of the family to move to Australia in 2011. He is engaged to Tahlia Giumelli and the couple are currently expecting a second child.

GEORGE: The 28-year-old has returned to England to play in the Super League having married wife Joanna in 2016. The couple have three children under the age of three.

Tom Burgess, Sam Burgess posing for the camera: Tom, George, Luke and Sam Burgess stand on either side of their mother Julie after their first appearance in first grade together in 2013 © Provided by Daily Mail Tom, George, Luke and Sam Burgess stand on either side of their mother Julie after their first appearance in first grade together in 2013
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