WATCH: Sam Burgess in tears following heroic performance

Sam Burgess will go down in history as one of the greatest forward in rugby league, and his performance in the 2014 NRL Grand Final demonstrates just why.

South Sydney Rabbitohs – Burgess’ side – beat Canterbury Bulldogs that day, but the glory belonged to the Bradfordian.

In the opening seconds of the match, Burgess broke his cheekbone following a tackle that involved another expatriate in James Graham.

But, despite the injury Burgess carried on to lead the Rabbitohs to their first NRL title in 43 years while becoming the first non-Australian to win the Clive Churchill medal for his man-of-the-match display.

The game was Burgess’s last in rugby league before switching codes to play¬†rugby union for Bath.

Watch his best moments from that game as well as the ceremony here:

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