Investigation into Sam Burgess latest as the ex-NRL superstar prepares for verdict

Sam Burgess has been keeping a low profile ahead of the NRL’s decision on their investigation into the former South Sydney Rabbitohs man.

The NRL integrity unit is set to finalise its investigation into Burgess after launching it nearly 16 months ago and the results are expected to be given in the next week or two.

It is understood several witnesses invoked their legal right to decline to give statements about what they saw and others told police they believed Burgess was in a drug-induced psychotic state and not responsible for his actions, the West Australian has reported.

Burgess has also been given the opportunity to head into the boxing ring by NRL legend and former Cronulla Sharks powerhouse Paul Gallen.

Gallen is open to fighting retired NRL great Burgess who has never had a professional fight, but the bout would still generate incredible interest from around the globe.

“Sam Burgess keeps getting spoken about… that’s one,” Gallen told Fox Sports.

“I’m looking forward to finishing off my career as an athlete altogether in 2022,” Gallen said.

“I’m 40 years of age now so I haven’t got a lot left in me but a couple of fights this year will be good.”

Whilst Burgess is now coach of the Orara Valley Axemen, the former South Sydney Rabbitohs enforcer has flirted with the idea of putting his boots back on.

“I want to see if I can play a few games if I can get a clearance (from the NRL),” Burgess told the Daily Telegraph. “I’m contemplating playing. It would be great.”

Burgess in a boxing ring? Stranger things have happened and everyone knows just how competitive he is.
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