The woman at the center of the Sam Burgess fraud scandal sent him a furious text message saying she “felt a fool” when she realized the former NRL star allegedly “gave her crap” about the state of his marriage to sleep with her.
The former rugby league star was questioned Monday night on an episode of SAS Australia, where he admitted he had not been ‘the best husband’ to his estranged wife of four, Phoebe Hooke.
Burgess confessed to having an affair with a Melbourne woman while on tour, admitting that “it would have been difficult for Phoebe” to recover from.
But the woman he cheated on believed their marriage was already on the rocks when they started a romance.
In May 2018, the relationship had soured. The mistress spotted a social media post Burgess made with his wife, Phoebe and daughter, Poppy Alice
Phoebe and Burgess share two children, Poppy and Billy, and were together for five years
In May 2018, six months after the affair ended, the unnamed woman sent Burgess a damning message accusing him of lying about his marriage.
After seeing Burgess share a photo of Phoebe and their daughter Poppy Alice on Instagram, the woman said she doubted “all the junk [Burgess] fed me to get me clear in bed’.
“To come to my house and spend all the hours we spent talking about how unhappy you were and how we lived separate lives.
“Why would you not only do this to your wife, but also to me? I just don’t understand why… How dare you?’
Reports between Sam Burgess and his Melbourne affair have resurfaced hours after he admitted to cheating on his wife, Phoebe, during their four-year marriage
The former NRL star was questioned Monday night on an episode of SAS Australia, where he admitted he hadn’t been “the best husband” to his ex-wife, Phoebe (pictured together).
The woman admitted that the whole ordeal left her feeling “like a fool.”
The short-lived affair lasted between October and November 2017, while the Englishman represented his country in the Rugby World Cup.
The duo met several times, exchanged photos and videos, and regularly facetimed during that period.
Over the month, the chatter between the pair had been flirty, using the pet names “Big Rig” and “Monkey” for each other.
Burgess did not go into details of the affair in Monday night’s episode of SAS, and it’s not clear if the issue will be addressed again in the future.
Reports surfaced that the woman suggested that he tell people she was his physiotherapist when she visited him at the team hotel, and once joked that she introduced herself as a physio when she met Burgess’ brother in a bar. Pictured: Burgess at SAS Australia on Tuesday night
Reports surfaced that the woman suggested that he tell people she was his physiotherapist when she visited him at the team hotel, and once joked that she introduced herself as a physio when she met Burgess’ brother in a bar.
The woman, who was able to secure expensive booths from Burgess and his teammates and free entry to a bar in Melbourne, brought the reports to News Corp in October 2020 after the retired Rabbitohs star had already separated from his wife.
“I speak out because they are not indestructible. I don’t want them to think they can hide behind a club,’ the woman said.
She first spoke about the affair with the South Sydney Rabbitohs on September 19, 2018.
After speaking with CEO Blake Solly, she claims she received 21 missed calls – some from Burgess’ cell phone and others from a private number.
She also got a text that said, “It’s Sam. Can you call if you get the chance. Thank you.’
In late 2020, reports surfaced claiming to be between Burgess and a Melbourne mother, painting the picture of a short-lived affair as the Englishman represented his country in the Rugby World Cup
American waitress Oak Schuetz claimed she was dating the star after meeting the star while queuing for drinks at The Establishment in Sydney’s CBD in December 2019
At the time, the club was also handling a complaint from a 23-year-old woman who claimed Burgess and a teammate had sent her nude photos and attempted to video chat with her.
Rabbitohs officials later cleared Burgess of any wrongdoing related to that matter.
However, just three months later, he and Phoebe broke up. The couple had recently given birth to their second child, a son named Billy.
In early 2019, the couple had reconciled, but called it quits for good in October of that year.
Weeks later, American waitress Oak Schuetz claimed she was dating the star after meeting her while queuing for drinks at The Establishment in Sydney’s CBD.
She said, ‘I’m going to take a chance on him. Maybe it’s just a flirt. I hope not, but it’s fun now. We’re definitely dating – it’s exciting.”
But when Burgess denied the relationship, Ms. Schuetz came back and claimed they were just friends and both single.