Sam Burgess is entering his fourth season in the NRL in 2013 having made quite an impact on the NRL since joining the Club in 2010. Sam was one of five captains of the Rabbitohs throughout 2012. When not training or playing, Sam can usually be found on Sydney’s café scene enjoying a coffee, or in the kitchen whipping up a big meal for family and friends.
Junior club: Dewsbury Moor ARLFC
Place of birth: Dewsbury, England
Nickname: Sweedo, Burg, Sort
Representative honours: 17 Tests for Great Britain and England (2007-10, 2013); World Cup (2013); one game for NRL All Stars (2010); one game for Northern Union (2007)
Previous clubs and years: Bradford Bulls 2006-09
First grade debut: Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 14 March 2010 (Rd 1) (**English Super League debut - Bradford Bulls vs Leeds Rhinos, 7 July 2006, Round 20)
Rabbitohs debut: Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 14 March 2010 (Rd 1)
First Grade Games: 70 (70 for the Rabbitohs) **79 English Super League
First Grade Tries: 16 (16 for the Rabbitohs) **17 English Super League
First Grade Goals: 0 (0 for the Rabbitohs) **5 English Super League
First Grade Points: 64 (64 for the Rabbitohs) **78 English Super League
What do you like to do outside of football: Love golf, looking at properties and meeting some lovely Australian ladies!
What was your first job: Paper boy.
What are you reading at the moment: The Alchemist
Favourite song/album on your iPod: One Direction - Little Things.
What is your favourite place to go on holiday: Las Vegas and New York.
Where is one place in the world you want to go, but are yet to travel to: Ibiza.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Channing Tatum (in a role like he played in Magic Mike!)
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions: I'll eat Bolognese every night before a game.
Which meal do you cook best: Chicken Rissotto.
What could you not live without: My family.
What was your best subject at school: Sports.
What was your worst subject at school: Geography.
Best moment in your Rugby League career so far: Representing my country.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: Keep working hard and make sure you're enjoying yourself.
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: They all have potential. The hungriest will succeed.
What transforms a group of athletes into a strong united team? (Bill K. – Member # 27210): Hard work.
Who is your favourite South Sydney player of all time (Carl H. – Member # 3002): I can't name one. Nathan Merritt, Troy Slattery, Sean Garlick, Mark 'Spudd' Carroll, Bob McCarthy and John Sattler.
Who were your favourite players when you were a kid (Nik J. – Member # 1914):Andy Farrell, Brad Fittler and Troy Slattery.
What would winning Souths' 21st premiership mean to you (Philip C. – Member # 14140): It would be the highlight of my career.
Who is the biggest pest in the team and why (Kieran H. – Member # 349): Issac Luke as he's always playing tricks.
What is the funniest thing you've seen or heard on a football field? (Scott - Member # 5475): Nathan Peats calling Nate Myles 'Midget Head'!
At the end of your football career, what would you like to be remembered for as a Rabbitohs player? (Anthony D. - Member # 12410): As part of the team that brought home the 21st premiership.