South Sydney Rabbitohs star Tom Burgess defends brother Sam Burgess

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Sam Burgess’ youthful brother Tom has spoken publicly about his sibling’s off-field points, saying that he would stand by him and praising his footballing intelligence.

The Rabbitohs’ prop, who’s the one one of many 4 nonetheless taking part in for the Redfern membership, was joyful to have his ideas broadcast regardless of the interview being recorded earlier than it was revealed that Sam had been pulled over, drug tested and charged with driving offences.

Former NRL Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess charged

“I’m always supportive, he’s my brother, no matter what happens – and I’m sure the club will too,” he informed Nine News’ Danny Weidler.

Burgess was beforehand stood down from his roles as a training assistant at Souths and commentator at Fox Sports after he was charged over the argument at former father-in-law Mitch Hooke’s property close to Bowral in 2019.

He was discovered responsible, recording a conviction and sentenced to a two-year good behaviour bond earlier this month.

The Rabbitohs are among the many favourites to win the premiership, with Tom crediting his brother’s teaching work for his or her enhancements within the again half of final yr.

“He was great for us last year, coming in and working with the forwards and even with the leaders,” he stated.

“I think he just brings mentality, is a good one, resilience, that sort of thing. He’s a great footy mind as well. He watches a lot of footy, he’s always had that sort of coaching brain.

“He will get the forwards and does particular drills with us which can be actually present, I suppose. He’s solely been out of the sport one yr, he is aware of what’s good.”

Tom said that he wouldn’t be shocked at all to see his brother as an NRL coach one day.

“Not in any respect no. You would possibly see him get a couple of extra greys on the facet there… however I might see him doing that down the observe. He’s undoubtedly bought the headspace for it.”

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