Former Rabbitohs premiership winner and captain Sam Burgess has gone from the top of rugby league to a downward spiral in retirement, but is on the way back via an unlikely route.
The Times detailed Burgess’ journey from NRL superstar to feeling totally lost after his injury enforced retirement, which led to the lowest period of his life.
In 2020 Burgess had begun to forge a coaching career with the Rabbitohs when he stood down amid a storm of allegations from his ex-wife and father-in-law.
Stream every game of every round of the 2022 NRL Telstra Premiership Season Live & Ad-Break Free During Play on Kayo. New to Kayo? Start your free trial now >
A conviction for intimidation of his former father-in-law was overturned and no charges were brought related to claims of domestic abuse.
Burgess spent four weeks in a rehabilitation clinic after he was pulled over by police en route to pick…