The South Sydney Rabbitohs have agreed with Sam Burgess today that he will be released from his assistant coaching duties for the remainder of the season to allow him to concentrate on his forthcoming role with the Warrington Wolves and the impending birth of his child.
Blake Solly - Rabbitohs CEO
"The South Sydney Rabbitohs thank Sam for his valuable contribution to the Club as assistant coach and join with all Rabbitohs Members and supporters in wishing him every success at Warrington"
"We also wish him and partner Lucy all the best with the birth of their child in the coming weeks."
Sam Burgess said: "I've made the decision to step away from South Sydney, given the circumstances.
"My immediate focus is the upcoming birth of our baby and preparing for my new role at Warrington."
The Rabbitohs have a bye this weekend and are readying themselves for their important final regular season match against the Sydney Roosters on Friday 1 September at Accor Stadium, under the leadership of Head Coach Jason Demetriou and assistant coaches Ben Hornby and John Morris.