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Sam Burgess appears in court as charges against him dismissed

Warrington Wolves boss Sam Burgess

Warrington Wolves boss Sam Burgess has seen the charges against him dismissed in court in Australia this week.

Burgess was charged with driving on a suspended licence in Australia before making the move over to Warrington Wolves.

This meant he attended his hearing via live stream and was delighted to see that the charges against him had been dismissed in Waverley Local Court.

Burgess also made a promise to remain on the straight and narrow moving forward and off his phone when behind the wheel as per reports.

The West Australian revealed the verdict, reporting: “Former NRL superstar Sam Burgess has made an passionate promise to stay on the straight and narrow and off his mobile phone while behind the wheel as charges he drove on a suspended licence were dismissed.

“A bleary-eyed Mr Burgess was beamed into Waverley Local Court on Thursday from northern England, where he is now coaching, as charges were dismissed.”

Now Burgess can completely concentrate on his new role as Warrington Wolves Head Coach as the new season looms with the Wolves set to take on Super League rivals Leigh Leopards in a final pre-season friendly after the Wire defeated local rivals Widnes Vikings last week in a 15-try game split 8-7 in favour of the Wolves.

Sam Burgess ties down star

Warrington Wolves boss Sam Burgess

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 09: Rabbitohs head coach Wayne Bennett and Sam Burgess talk during a South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL training session at Redfern Oval on March 09, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Burgess has also been able to tie down one of his key players this week in the shape of Joe Philbin.

Philbin is celebrating his testimonial in the game against Leigh and was awarded with a new deal by Burgess and the club to keep him at the club until 2026.

Burgess said on the new deal: “It’s wonderful to secure Philbs [Joe Philbin] for another two years, especially leading into his Testimonial season.

“He has had a wonderful pre-season and I can’t wait to see what the next phase of his career brings with the Wire.”

Philbin will be a key cog under Burgess in 2024 and beyond.

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