tmedia
Skip to main content
Main content
Homepage

Sam Burgess

Sam Burgess
  • Date of Birth: 14-12-1988
  • Height: 196cm
  • Weight: 116kg
  • Position: Utility
  • Rep. Honours: Rugby League: 21 Tests for England and Great Britain (2007-10, 2013, 2016-17); World Cup (2013); One game for NRL All Stars (2010); One game for Northern Union (2007); Rugby Union: Five Tests for England (2015); World Cup (2015); One game for England Saxons (2015)
  • Junior Clubs: Dewsbury Moor
  • Previous Clubs: Bradford Bulls (2006-09); Rabbitohs (2010-14); Bath Rugby (2014-15)
  • FG Debut: Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 14 March 2010 (Rd 1) **Super League - Bradford vs Leeds, Headingley, 7 July 2006 (Rd 20)
  • Club Debut: Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 14 March 2010 (Rd 1)
  • Twitter: samburgess8
  • Instagram: samburgess8

Sam had an outstanding season in 2016, seeing him earn the George Piggins Medal for the second time in his career and the Jack Rayner Players' Player award for the fourth time. Remembered by many as the man who put in a Clive Churchill Medal winning performance playing the whole 2014 Grand Final with a broken face. Sam was the captain of the England Rugby League team during the 2016 Four Nations tournament.

Nickname: Sweedo, Burg, Sort

Birthplace: Dewsbury, England

Hobbies: Love golf and looking at properties

Awards and Honours: RLPA Dream Team (2017)George Piggins Medallist (2014,2016) | Jack Rayner Players' Player Award (2010, 2013, 2014, 2016) | Clive Churchill Medallist (2014) | Dally M Lock of the Year (2014) | RLIF International Player of the Year (2014) | Bob McCarthy Clubman of the Year (2014) | The Burrow Player of the Year (2014) | Dally M Peter Frilingos Memorial Award (2013) | Super League Young Player of the Year (2007) | Bradford Bulls Senior Academy Player of the Year Award (2006)

NRL Games:

140 (140 for the Rabbitohs) **79 English Super League / Rugby Union: (26 for Bath Rugby)

NRL Tries:

36 (36 for the Rabbitohs) **17 English Super League

NRL Goals:

0 (0 for the Rabbitohs) **5 English Super League

NRL Points:

144 (144 for the Rabbitohs) **78 English Super League

 

What’s your earliest football memory?

Playing at Dewsbury Moor Club in the freezing cold and being tackled into a puddle at five-years-old

What was your first job?

Paper boy at the local shop earning £8 a week 

Where is one place in the world you want to visit?

Hawaii