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NRL star Sam Burgess and new girlfriend Lucy Graham hit the beach

NRL star Sam Burgess recently went public with new girlfriend Lucy Graham after his acrimonious split from ex-wife, Phoebe. 

And the star, 34, looked smitten as ever on Saturday as the new couple hit Wategos Beach in Byron Bay for a day in the sun. 

Sam looked to be in the best shape of his life as he went shirtless in just a pair of Camilla swim shirts and a grey fedora hat. 

NRL star Sam Burgess, 34, (right) and new girlfriend Lucy Graham (right) have stripped to swimwear as the smitten couple hit the beach in Byron Bay on Saturday after going public

The English footballer put a protective arm around Lucy as they strolled along the beach looking quite affectionate with each other. 

Lucy flaunted her svelte physique in a skimpy black criss-cross bikini which showcased her flat stomach and cleavage.

She completed her look with black cat-eye sunglasses, a layered gold chain necklace and several bracelets 

Lucy flaunted her svelte physique in a skimpy black criss-cross bikini which showcased her flat stomach and cleavage

Lucy flaunted her svelte physique in a skimpy black criss-cross bikini which showcased her flat stomach and cleavage 

The English footballer put a protective arm around Lucy as they strolled along the beach looking quite affectionate with each other

The English footballer put a protective arm around Lucy as they strolled along the beach looking quite affectionate with each other

During moments on the beach the new couple looked to be getting frisky with each other as they applied sun cream. 

Other times the pair happily chatted on a towel as they relaxed in the sun. 

Sam also brought out the football to kick on the beach during the outing. 

The Leeds hairdresser soaked-up the sun in the bikini as she strolled across the sand

She completed her look with black cat-eye sunglasses, a layered gold chain necklace and several bracelets

The Leeds hairdresser soaked-up the sun in the bikini as she strolled across the sand 

The romantic mini-break comes after Sam and Lucy spent Christmas together alongside his famous siblings. 

Photos show the couple spending quality time with his younger brothers, Thomas and George Burgess and their families.

Things looked to be getting serious for the couple in November when Lucy was seen spending time with Sam’s in-laws. 

Lucy shared a series of photos to Instagram as she spent time with Sam’s sister-in-law Joanna Burgess and his brother Luke’s girlfriend Tori May.

Sam looked to be in the best shape of his life as he went shirtless in just a pair of Camilla swim shorts and a grey fedora hat

Sam looked to be in the best shape of his life as he went shirtless in just a pair of Camilla swim shorts and a grey fedora hat

During moments on the beach the new couple looked to be getting frisky with each other as they applied sun cream.

Sam applied sun cream to his ladylove's derrière

During moments on the beach the new couple looked to be getting frisky with each other as they applied sun cream

Lucy returned the favour by applying sun cream to Sam's back

Lucy returned the favour by applying sun cream to Sam’s back 

In one photo, Lucy and Joanna embraced one another as they smiled for the camera while sitting in the back of a car. 

Lucy also shared another image of herself and Joanna enjoying lunch with Tori.

Sam, who was born in West Yorkshire, England, has known Lucy for about 20 years, a source close to the footy player told Daily Mail Australia.

Other times the pair chatted on a towel as they relaxed in the sun. Sam also brought out the football to kick on the beach during the outing

Other times the pair chatted on a towel as they relaxed in the sun. Sam also brought out the football to kick on the beach during the outing

The couple chatted as they lounged about on towels

The couple chatted as they lounged about on towels

Her identity was revealed after the retired South Sydney Rabbitohs star took her as his date to the premiere of Russell Crowe’s film Poker Face in Rome.  

Sam was previously married to Phoebe Burgess (née Hooke), the influencer daughter of a millionaire mining boss who lives on a sprawling estate in Bowral, NSW.

Lucy is the co-founder of the sustainable fashion label Sentenced, which launched in September 2019, reports So Dramatic Online.

Sam, who was born in West Yorkshire, England, has known Lucy for about 20 years, a source close to the footy player told Daily Mail Australia

Sam, who was born in West Yorkshire, England, has known Lucy for about 20 years, a source close to the footy player told Daily Mail Australia

Her identity was revealed after the retired South Sydney Rabbitohs star took her as his date to the premiere of Russell Crowe's film Poker Face in Rome

Her identity was revealed after the retired South Sydney Rabbitohs star took her as his date to the premiere of Russell Crowe’s film Poker Face in Rome

While her social media accounts have all been switched to private, archived photos show she isn’t afraid to get in front of the camera.

While it’s not known how long they have been together, Sam has been telling friends they are ‘taking things steady’.  

Sam’s new relationship comes after a series of flings that followed his acrimonious split from ex-wife Phoebe in January 2019.

Sam was previously married to Phoebe Burgess (née Hooke), the influencer daughter of a millionaire mining boss who lives on a sprawling estate in Bowral, NSW

Sam was previously married to Phoebe Burgess (née Hooke), the influencer daughter of a millionaire mining boss who lives on a sprawling estate in Bowral, NSW

The father of two is said to have briefly dated Daily Mail Australia columnist Jana Hocking in January last year, as well as American waitress Oak Schuetz in late 2019.

Meanwhile, Phoebe, who shares daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, three, with Sam, has remained single since their divorce.

She is living near her parents in Bowral, about 120km from Sydney.

While it's not known how long they have been together, Sam has been telling friends they are 'taking things steady'

While it’s not known how long they have been together, Sam has been telling friends they are ‘taking things steady’

The father of two is said to have briefly dated Daily Mail Australia columnist Jana Hocking in January last year, as well as American waitress Oak Schuetz in late 2019

The father of two is said to have briefly dated Daily Mail Australia columnist Jana Hocking in January last year, as well as American waitress Oak Schuetz in late 2019

Meanwhile, Phoebe, who shares daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, three, with Sam, has remained single since their divorce

Meanwhile, Phoebe, who shares daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, three, with Sam, has remained single since their divorce

Sam was pictured with the couple's children in October last year amid reports he was unable to see him for most of last year

Sam was pictured with the couple’s children in October last year amid reports he was unable to see him for most of last year

Sam was pictured with the couple’s children Poppy, five, and Billy, three, in October last year amid reports he was unable to see him for most of last year.

Sam was all smiles as the two kids sat on his lap surrounded by children’s books in what appeared to be a restaurant.

‘My two little monkeys,’ he wrote beside a handful of images. 

Sam was all smiles as the two kids sat on his lap surrounded by children's books in what appeared to be a restaurant

Sam was all smiles as the two kids sat on his lap surrounded by children’s books in what appeared to be a restaurant

'My two little monkeys,' he wrote beside a handful of images

‘My two little monkeys,’ he wrote beside a handful of images

Lucy showcased her slender back while taking a dip at the beach

Lucy showcased her slender back while taking a dip at the beach 

Sam was seen kicking around a football on the sand

Sam was in his element as he played footy on the shore

Sam was seen kicking around a football on the sand 

Sam and his kids were later seen walking with his brother Luke and his daughter Grace, eight.  

Sam captioned the image with three red love heart emojis.

It comes amid reports Sam was unable to see the kids for over seven months according to The Daily Telegraph in July.

Sam looked toned and tanned on the beach

Sam looked toned and tanned on the beach

The couple briefly held hands during the beach walk

The couple briefly held hands during the beach walk 

Lucy went for multiple splashes in the water during her beach day

Lucy gently smiled as she strode through the shallows

Lucy went for multiple splashes in the water during her beach day

Lucy looked to have freshly manicured hands before the beach day

Lucy looked to have freshly manicured hands before the beach day 

Lucy showcased her athletic figure in the swimsuit

Lucy showcased her athletic figure in the swimsuit 

Sam had been living in Coffs Harbour for the past few months and misses his kids dearly, the report read.

The publication claims Burgess, who ‘couldn’t comment on the matter for legal reasons’, hasn’t seen his young children in quite some time. 

Daily Mail Australia is not suggesting that Phoebe is any way responsible for Sam not seeing his children. 

Sam looked muscular and athletic in the shorts and hat

Sam's huge biceps were on display

Sam looked muscular and athletic in the shorts and hat

Sam looked to be in a good mood as he soaked up the sun

Sam looked to be in a good mood as he soaked up the sun 

Meanwhile, ex- wife Phoebe has been enjoying time at the beach herself. 

The podcaster recently shared a number of photos of herself soaking-up the sun in a $1,000 Gucci wide-brim hat. 

‘So far, soooooo good,’ she captioned her set of snaps.’Just quietly, switching off for a minute has been pretty blissful….’ she added. 

Meanwhile, ex- wife Phoebe has been enjoying time at the beach herself. The podcaster recently shared a number of photos of herself soaking-up the sun in a $1,000 Gucci wide-brim hat

Meanwhile, ex- wife Phoebe has been enjoying time at the beach herself. The podcaster recently shared a number of photos of herself soaking-up the sun in a $1,000 Gucci wide-brim hat

'So far, soooooo good,' she captioned her set of snaps. 'Just quietly, switching off for a minute has been pretty blissful….' she added

 ‘So far, soooooo good,’ she captioned her set of snaps. ‘Just quietly, switching off for a minute has been pretty blissful….’ she added

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