Ex-Bradford Bulls and South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess in shock personal battle

Ex-Bradford Bulls and South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess has been banned from seeing his children for the past seven months.

It is believed the last time Burgess saw his two young children was in December, when he was celebrating his 33rd birthday, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Sunday Telegraph revealed in January that Burgess cannot visit his kids unless he has returned a negative drug test, with the former hulking forward and his wife Phoebe having a court agreement that he must return a negative hair follicle drug test before being able to see his kids.

Burgess has since accepted a role at his former club Souths, with every Australian news outlet reporting that the former Bradford man will return to the Rabbitohs as assistant from 2023.

It will be music to many peoples’ ears at Souths, not least owner Russell Crowe who has been close friends with Burgess ever since he hit Australian shores all those years ago.

Burgess also revealed what kind of a coach he is and how determined he is to make it in the coaching world.

“I am sometimes more intense than Wayne, less intense than Maguire. There’s all different sides of me. I am going to be myself,” the Englishman told the Daily Telegraph.

“I am going to be exactly who I am. I retired a bit sooner than I had imagined so I had not really thought that far ahead.

“I got back into the coaching environment and instantly felt that satisfaction of being able to make a difference, help people.

“I started to think gee, I am all right at this. I know how to communicate, how to get my point across, how to connect with players.

“Instantly I felt drawn to that position. I would rather do something that fulfils me and makes me happy. That is coaching – being around a team environment and making a difference.”

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