Sam Burgess

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Facts of Sam Burgess

Birth Name
Sam Burgess
Famous Name
Sam Burgess
Phoebe Hooke
Married to
Phoebe Hooke
Currently Married
Julie Burgess
Poppy Alice Burgess



Phoebe Hooke
Married to
Phoebe Hooke
Currently Married

A British rugby league footballer, Sam Burgess currently plays for South Sydney as a lock, Prop, Second-row. The 29 years old rugby player has played for Bradford Bulls, South Sydney, NRL All Stars, Great Britain national rugby league team, Bath Rugby, England Saxons and England national rugby union team etc.

Sam Burgess's Early Life and Education

Sam Burges birth name is Samuel Burgess. He was born on December 14, 1988, in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England. Burgess was born to his father, Mark, and mother, Julie Burgess and grew up with his sibling, George, Luke, and Tom Burgess. Both of his three brothers are rugby players. Reviewing his nationality, he is British and belongs to white ethnicity.

Burgess 's father was a former rugby player who died of motor neuron disease and played for Hunslet F.C., Dewsbury, Rochdale Hornets and Nottingham City. His mother currently works as a teacher for The Scots College in Bellevue Hill, Sydney.

Burgess enrolled at Heckmondwike Grammar School and played in a junior team of Hunslet Parkside, Dewsbury. Moreover, he played cricket club, “Liversedge”.

Sam Burgess's Career

Sam Burgess then joined the Bradford Bulls in 2006 and made his debut in the Super League against Leeds in 2006. He later named as the regular starter. While he was on a team, he has awarded Senior Academy Player of the Year Award, Young Player of the year in Super League. Further, he left the club in 2009 after making 17 tries and 68 points in 88 matches.

Sam Burgess then signed a four-year contract with South Sydney in 2010. So far, he has played 119 matches and makes 31 tries and 124 points. Besides, it was revealed that he would switch to the Rugby Union. He then signed a three-year contract with Bath Rugby in October 2014. He scored his first try in the 13th round against Wasps at the Recreation ground and has been honored with Man of the match.  For the Bath Rugby, he played 21 matches making 4 tries and 20 points as center and back row.

Along with his club, Sam Burgess has been honored with numerous award in 2014 include NRL, Clive Churchill Medal, George Piggins Medal, Jack Rayners’ Player Award Winners, Burrow Appreciation Award and Bob Mc Carthy Clubman of the Year Award.

In 2015, Sam Burgess extended his deal with South Sydney Rabbitohs with the transfer fee believed $1.5 million AUD per season, making him one of the three highest-paid Rugby league player.

Sam Burgess's International Career

Sam Burgess has represented Great Britain in 2007 where he played in 2 matches making 4 points. He then called up to England national rugby national league team in August 2015, making him dual-code international. He has played 22 games where he makes 32 points. Moreover, he played 1 match for NRL All Stars. Another hand, he played 1 game for England national rugby union team and England Saxons.

Sam Burgess's Personal Life

Sam Burgess met Phoebe Hooke, a reporter at Avicii concert Sydney in 2014 and started love affair at the same year. While the couple first met, his wife works for Cleo magazine. After dating for a year the couple got engaged in June 2015.

They then got married on December 28, 2015, in a lavish ceremony in sprawling home in Bowral in New South Wales Southern Highlands among more than 200 guests. The couple came into limelight through their marriage and we can see numerous pictures of their wedding on the web. The pair together welcomed their first child, Poppy Alice Burgess in January 2017.

Sam Burgess's Net Worth

As of 2012, Sam Burgess received 300,000 AUD as a yearly salary. Currently, he receives £700,000 as annual salary from his present club, NRL highest paid player.  However, his exact net worth is not disclosed yet.

Burgess makes more than £100,000 through his appearance for England national rugby. He owns three house across Sydney and buys a four-bedroom mansion worth is believed to $1.1million in Maroubra. In 2012, the husband and wife moved into a luxury ocean apartment in the coveted suburb of Bondi worth around $2.1 million.

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