Ex-Bradford Bulls and South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess’ major offences revealed

Former Bradford Bulls and South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess can never escape the news.

From returning to his job at Souths, to turning down a huge move to the Dolphins from being in the public eye over his very public break-up with his ex-wife Phoebe to his SAS Australia success, Burgess is a man who will forever be remembered in the sporting world.

Of course, it’s in rugby league where he will be most fondly remembered, winning the Grand Final with the Rabbitohs after breaking his cheekbone in the opening minute.

But, it’s fair to say that the Yorkshireman has had his fair share of trials and tribulations, too with his driving offences in New South Wales now coming to light.

It follows the news that the state of NSW are about to shut off a loophole that has allowed drivers to use foreign licences in Australia while escaping fines and demerit point penalties, according to the Daily Mail.

Burgess himself managed to rack up over 30 driving offences in the state whilst using his UK license, despite the fact that he should have been a New South Wales one as a permanent resident.

Such an amass of offences were only revealed when he was charged for drug driving which he later pled guilty to.

However, it’s not the best thing for Burgess to be reminded of when a law is set to be brought in that he once took advantage of.

That being said, since that moment, Burgess has been working hard with a bush rugby league side called the Orara Valley Axemen in a local rugby league competition – or Group 2 –  and so it was perhaps always likely that Burgess would be able to inspire his players to greatness.

And, that is exactly what has happened with the Axemen winning Group 2’s minor premiership with a victory over the Seahorses 24-10 in a top-of-the-table crunch match over the weekend.

“I’m proud, really proud of the team,” Burgess told NBN News. “We had a goal at the start of the year to finish top and that’s the first goal ticked off.

“I needed a break, there’s so many people busted so I’m really happy we get the week off.

“They have worked their a*ses off and a deserve a break.”

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