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South Sydney fans want Sam Burgess to return to the club as a coach

Sam Burgess has been pleaded with by South Sydney Rabbitohs supporters to rejoin the club in some sort of coaching capacity.

Burgess, who turned 33 today, spent nine seasons in total at the South Sydney Rabbitohs in two separate spells sandwiched between a period in rugby union.

The SAS Australia winner became one of the most respected Englishmen to ever make the trip Down Under, winning the Clive Churchill Medal in the 2014 Grand Final and becoming the first Rabbitohs man to win it in 43 years in the process.

Since his retirement at the end of the 2019 NRL season, Burgess has faced a number of trials and tribulations, most recently having his police investigation dropped into domestic violence.

In doing so, the 33-year-old was given the green light to return to coaching with the Orara Valley Axemen to repay Hollywood director and close friend Russell Crowe for the latter’s continued support.

It remains unclear whether or not Burgess will be allowed to coach in the NRL again next season as the governing body still has to make their own decision on the case.

But, the Rabbitohs will always hold a special place in the former Bradford Bulls star’s heart and vice versa – and fans still hold Burgess in the highest of regards.

Souths posted on Instagram wishing Burgess a happy birthday, with a conglomerate of supporters wanting to see the return of the 33-year-old.

Comments ranged from “Just come back already” to “Get him back on the coaching staff”, with one particular fan stating “An absolute legend. Love him”.

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