Sam Burgess gives verdict on Tony Smith’s successor at Hull KR

Sam Burgess is one of the household names in rugby league.

After bursting onto the scene with Bradford Bulls in Super League, a move to NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs came along and the rest, as they say, is history.

The former Souths star is currently coaching the Orara Valley Axemen in bush rugby league, but has been linked with a move back to the Rabbitohs in some sort of coaching capacity after he was cleared by NRL bosses following the not guilty verdict given to Burgess for domestic abuse charges.

And, Burgess has now given his verdict on new Hull KR boss Willie Peters, who has signed a three-year deal at Craven Park to take over from the departing Tony Smith.

Burgess tweeted: “Congrats to @hullkrofficial. Top bloke and will be great for the club.”

Peters began coaching in the NRL with Manly Sea Eagles and is now assistant coach to Adam O’Brien at the Newcastle Knights.

Sam, who also has a coaching line, has partnered with Dan and Hans Vanderdonk to become part owners of Orara Valley Jerky, Kitchen Confidential has revealed.

“I had never really had jerky before but I tried Dan’s and I was obsessed. I would dream of it and wake up at midnight to eat some. I ate so much that I would get a sore jaw,” Sam explained.

“I asked Dan if I could get on board and grow the business because I wanted to get the product out there,” he added.

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