Sam Burgess’ younger brother Tom has spoken publicly about his brother’s off-pitch issues, saying he will support him and praise his footballing intelligence.
The Rabbitoh prop, who is the only one of the four still playing for the Redfern club, was happy to see his thoughts broadcast despite the taped interview before it was revealed that Sam had been arrested, tested for drugs and charged with driving offenses.
Sam Burgess, former star of the NRL Rabbitohs indicted
“I always support, he’s my brother no matter what – and I’m sure the club will too,” he said. Nine news’ Danny Weidler.
Burgess had previously resigned as assistant coach at Souths and commentator at Fox Sports after being indicted over the dispute at former stepfather Mitch Hooke’s property near Bowral in 2019.
He was found guilty, save a conviction and sentenced to a two-year conduct bond earlier this month.
The Rabbitohs are among the favorites to win the post of prime minister, with Tom crediting his brother’s coaching job for their improvements during the second half of last year.
“He was great for us last year, he came to work with the attackers and even with the leaders,” he said.
“I think he just brings mentality, it’s good, resilience, that sort of thing. He’s also a great football spirit. He watches a lot of football, he always had that kind of brain. coach.
“He gets the forwards and does specific drills with us that are really up to date I guess. He’s only been out of the game for a year, he knows what’s good.”
Tom said he wouldn’t be at all shocked to see his brother as the NRL coach one day.
“Not at all no. You could see him have a few more grays on the side there … but I could see him doing that on the track. He definitely has the space free for that.”