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The shocking reason behind Sam Burgess sacking

Warrington Wolves boss Sam Burgess

Warrington Wolves shocked the world when they confirmed that former Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers boss Daryl Powell would be replaced by Sam Burgess in 2024.

Burgess is one of the biggest names in our sport and is perhaps the best player Britain has produced in the 21st Century.

He started out at Bradford Bulls but became the best prop on the planet at South Sydney Rabbitohs.

He became something of an icon at the Bunnies after winning the Man of the Match in the 2014 Grand Final despite a broken cheekbone.

He has been working with the club as an assistant coach but has been let go of immediately for a shocking reason.

He and fellow assistant John Morris wanted to hold coach Jason Demetriou to account for what he felt was giving preferential treatment to Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell.

After this, the two were told that their services were no longer required.

This was initially reported by the Sydney Morning Herald as the club held a meeting to determine their way forward.

It does beg the question: Will Burgess now join Warrington Wolves prematurely?

Burgess will join the Wire for the 2024 Super League season having agreed a two-year contract.

Following his retirement from a decorated playing career in 2019, Burgess has transitioned into the coaching set-up at South Sydney Rabbitohs, currently working as an Assistant Coach for the NRL side.

Burgess is one of the most renowned and respected leaders in the global game. The former England captain famously led the Rabbitohs to the 2014 NRL title, being awarded the Clive Churchill Medal despite suffering a broken cheekbone in the opening minute.

He represented England and Great Britain on 26 occasions during his playing career and captained the national team to the World Cup Final in 2017 under the stewardship of Wayne Bennett.

As part of the review of the Rugby department, Gary Chambers will be promoted to Director of Rugby. He will have an overarching responsibility for the Rugby department from first team downwards.

Chambers will remain in interim charge for the remainder of the 2023 season before taking up the new role.

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