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Sydney NRL star Sam Burgess arrested on drug and traffic offences 

Footy star Sam Burgess allegedly tests positive to COCAINE and is charged for driving without a licence after being pulled over near estranged wife Phoebe’s home

  • Sam Burgess has been arrested after allegedly failing a roadside drug test
  • NRL star arrested after he was pulled over in an unregistered car on Monday 
  • He was first pulled over in an area not far from where his ex wife and kids live 

NRL star Sam Burgess has been arrested after allegedly failing a roadside drug test.

The former South Sydney Rabbitohs captain was charged on Monday afternoon with driving an unregistered car in Braemar in the Southern Highlands, just 10 minutes’ drive from where his ex-wife Phoebe Hooke lives with their two young children.

Police will allege Burgess returned a positive roadside drug test for cocaine, and that he has never held a New South Wales drivers licence, The Daily Telegraph reported.  

The results of the drug test have been sent away for further analysis. 

The former South Sydney Rabbitohs star was charged on Monday afternoon with driving an unregistered car

Police will allege Burgess returned a positive roadside drug test for cocaine

Police also allege he has never held a New South Wales drivers licence

Police will allege Burgess returned a positive roadside drug test for cocaine, and that he has never held a New South Wales drivers licence

He was pulled over on the Hume Highway in the Southern Highlands about 1.30pm on Monday while driving his BMW X5.  

The 32-year-old is expected to appear in Moss Vale Local court on May 4.

The charge comes just three weeks after was found guilty of intimidating his father-in-law after a heated clash out the front of the Hooke family home in the aftermath of his messy break-up with Phoebe. 

Burgess was sentenced to a two-year community corrections order and given a two-year apprehended violence order.

Throughout the court proceedings, Phoebe and her father admitted to cooperating with a journalist they knew who accused Burgess of explicit drug use and domestic violence. 

Burgess, pictured with ex-wife Phoebe in happier times, was sentenced to a two-year community corrections order and a two-year apprehended violence order just three weeks ago in relation to a separate matter

Burgess, pictured with ex-wife Phoebe in happier times, was sentenced to a two-year community corrections order and a two-year apprehended violence order just three weeks ago in relation to a separate matter

In happier times: Burgess's ex-wife Phoebe and his father-in-law Mitchell Hooke are no longer on good terms with the former NRL star. The three are pictured together

In happier times: Burgess’s ex-wife Phoebe and his father-in-law Mitchell Hooke are no longer on good terms with the former NRL star. The three are pictured together

The star said he was ‘confused by the decision’ and ‘would be appealing’ outside of court.

His lawyer Bryan Wench added: ‘He’s innocent, we will go all the way if necessary. He’s done nothing wrong.’  

Burgess married Phoebe at her parents’ home in December 2015 and they have two children, four-year-old Poppy, and Billy, who turned two in December. 

The couple separated in late 2018 before rekindling their relationship by April 2019. They split permanently on October 2 that year and have since divorced. 

More to come. 

Sam Burgess married Phoebe Hooke at her family home just outside Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands in December 2015. The couple had two children and split in late 2019

Sam Burgess married Phoebe Hooke at her family home just outside Bowral in the NSW Southern Highlands in December 2015. The couple had two children and split in late 2019 

NRL star Sam Burgess was found guilty of intimidating his father-in-law during a heated clash in the aftermath of his messy break-up with wife Phoebe

NRL star Sam Burgess was found guilty of intimidating his father-in-law during a heated clash in the aftermath of his messy break-up with wife Phoebe



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