Sam Burgess set to take new career path

Sam Burgess is ready to try his hand at coaching as he weighs up a few options.

Burgess has spoken about how a month in a rehabilitation facility has changed his life and told The Sun-Herald: “The next aim is to re-start my professional life and I want to be involved with rugby league again”.

Should the former Rabbitohs enforcer be cleared by the NRL and the Strike Force Irrabella investigation following a string of incidents, the Herald has been told by sources that Souths would like him to remain at their club as part of the football department.

Burgess was set to co-coach the Souths’ SG Ball team along side another club favourite, John Sutton, this season, but that doesn’t look likely for the near future.

Brother Tom also weighed into the debate.

“He’s always been interested in the coaching side of things, he’s never denied he would like to get into coaching after his career,” Tom said.

“Sam is looking at some options. He’s keeping his cards close to his chest.

“He won’t go [via] the NRL just yet, he will start his apprenticeship somewhere else. It won’t even be in the NRL junior [leagues]. It will be more rural.

“We’ll see what happens, but that’s the next step for him.

“He’s put everything behind him and he’s in a really good spot.”

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