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Sam Burgess

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Retired

Player Bio

Date of Birth:
14 December 1988
Birthplace:
Dewsbury, UK
Nickname:
Burg
Debut Club:
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Date:
14 March 2010
Opposition:
Sydney Roosters
Round:
1
Previous Club:
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Junior Club:
Dewsbury Moor
Biography:

Convinced to leave England and join South Sydney by none other than Russell Crowe, Sam Burgess quickly took the NRL by storm.

The bruiser arrived in Australia on his 21st birthday but already possessed an intimidating on-field reputation having made his Super League debut for Bradford aged 17 before representing Great Britain the following year.

There was plenty of hype around the kid from Dewsbury, but he exceeded it to become arguably the best English forward to play down under.

Equally impactful as a prop or second-rower, Burgess produced one of the great grand final performances in 2014. He defied a broken cheekbone, suffered in his first run of the game from the kick-off, to inspire a victory over the Bulldogs and win the Clive Churchill Medal.

After a short-lived stint playing rugby, featuring for his country at the 15-man code's World Cup, Burgess returned to the Rabbitohs in 2016 and remained one of the league's most elite players until a shoulder injury forced him to retire at the end of 2019.

Playing

Appearances
182
Points
176
Tries
44

Career By Season

Career By Season
Year Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Forced Drop Outs Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Rabbitohs 2010 22 10 12 - 45% 3 - 12 48 2.18 - 68 - 44 620 75 2,782 126.00 - - -
Rabbitohs 2011 4 - 4 - - - - - - - - 9 - 11 90 16 366 91.00 - - -
Rabbitohs 2012 22 14 8 - 64% 5 - 20 140 6.36 - 74 - 35 599 57 2,884 131.00 7 - -
Rabbitohs 2013 22 15 7 - 68% 8 - 32 40 1.84 - 58 1,196 21 671 56 3,384 153.82 198 803 36.0
Rabbitohs 2014 26 17 9 - 65% 10 - 40 80 3.08 1 66 1,722 61 914 48 4,637 178.38 287 1,391 53.0
Rabbitohs 2016 23 9 14 - 39% 5 - 20 108 4.69 2 50 1,176 48 802 51 3,519 153.03 114 1,262 54.0
Rabbitohs 2017 21 7 14 - 33% 5 - 20 28 1.33 1 48 1,107 35 703 54 2,991 142.00 340 1,061 50.5
Rabbitohs 2018 23 15 8 - 65% 1 - 4 75 3.28 - 38 1,158 37 746 82 3,395 147.00 323 1,034 45.0
Rabbitohs 2019 19 13 6 - 68% 7 - 28 13 0.69 - 30 873 12 482 62 2,525 132.00 121 730 38.4

Career Overall

Career Overall
Year Start Year End Played Won Lost Drawn Win % Tries Goals Points Kicking Metres Kicking Metres Average Forced Drop Outs Tackle Breaks Post Contact Metres Offloads Tackles Made Missed Tackles Total Running Metres Average Running Metres Kick Return Metres Total Points Average Points
Rabbitohs 2010 2019 182 100 82 - 55% 44 - 176 533 2.93 4 441 7,233 304 5,627 501 26,489 145.00 1,391 6,621 49.4

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