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Sam Burgess rejects South Sydney to take sensational international coaching role

Sam Burgess will NOT be taking a role with South Sydney Rabbitohs after revealing his next sensational move.

The former cross-code star retired due to a chronic shoulder injury, but will take the helm at the Orara Valley Axemen in the Northern Rivers district in New South Wales, Australia, where Burgess will live.

However, the 33-year-old is expected to take an incredible coaching role with England ahead of the 2022 Rugby League World Cup.

Burgess revealed that he has been in conversations with ex-Wigan Warriors boss Shaun Wane about taking up a potential role.

“I’ve got an interest to coach with England,” Burgess told the Daily Mail.

“I’m good friends with Shaun and he’s interested in having me around for the end of the year to do some of the defence stuff.

“It would be a good start, being on the England staff would be interesting because it’s not a year-long thing.”

Burgess will continue his role with the Orara Valley Axemen to repay friend and Hollywood director Russell Crowe, who has stuck by him throughout the recent limelight concerning his ex-wife.

The former South Sydney Rabbitohs prop had been given the green light by NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo to discuss his ‘situation’ regarding going into coaching in the NRL.

That situation concerns Burgess’ standing down from coaching at the Rabbitohs when allegations were levelled at the rampaging forward concerning his lifestyle.

A police investigation left the 32-year-old with no case to answer, but the NRL investigation is still taking place and will only be solved once police provide them with the information in the case.

Abdo has since revealed just how close the NRL are to finding a conclusion to the investigation.

“Obviously the police have made an announcement that they are not taking any criminal action against him,” Abdo said.

“We now have to conclude our investigation which involves getting that information and then we will be in a position to finalise that. I don’t believe there are too many outstanding elements to that so it is something we would like to bring to a close.”

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