1. Sam Burgess has been charged with intimidation relating to a domestic dispute in Bowral.
Sam Burgess’ has been charged over a domestic dispute at a home in Bowral south of Sydney.
“About 4pm on Saturday 19 October 2019, police were called to an address at Glenquarry, east of Bowral, in relation to a domestic dispute,” police said in a statement.
“Police from The Hume Police District attended and an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order was applied for on behalf of a 63-year-old man.
Burgess was charged with the offence of intimidation and will face court in mid December.
The rugby league player’s career has come to a premature end because of ongoing injuries.
— The Daily Telegraph (@dailytelegraph) October 30, 2019
Burgess confirmed on Wednesday he’d succumbed to a left shoulder injury.
“This decision was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make in my life, however the decision was out of my hands essentially,” Burgess said.
“I am no longer able to be myself day-in, day-out on the training field and consequently the playing field.
“I have loved absolutely every minute: the highs, the lows, the grand final, coming home, my injuries, my dates with the judiciary.
“It really has been a fantastic ride.”
Burgess battled shoulder issues early in his career, but endured the most damage this season when he needed a clean out in June and later suffered an infection.
The Rabbitohs said it was only then a chronic problem was discovered.
Burgess still has three years to run on his multi-million dollar deal, and the Rabbitohs have already had casual discussions with the NRL on how it will be managed.
Under NRL rules, the salary cap auditor will consider if Burgess was unable to ever return and whether a single event that caused the injury could be determined before ruling whether his salary will count in the cap.