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Former England rugby star Sam Burgess denies sensational claims in Australia that he had to be injected with liquid tranquiliser after a drug-fuelled binge, failed drugs tests for MDMA and ketamine and assaulted his pregnant wife in front of her father A report in the Australian has made serious allegations against Sam Burgess The three incidents involving Burgess all allegedly took place in November 2018 His club were allegedly aware of his alleged drug use before making him captain  But his lawyer Mark O'Brien has strongly denied all the accusations in Australia 

By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline

Published: 19:43 BST, 1 October 2020 | Updated: 20:20 BST, 1 October 2020

Sam Burgess' lawyer has denied sensational allegations in Australia of drug use, domestic violence and harassment against the former England rugby union and league star.

A report in The Australian claimed three separate incidents involving Burgess were covered up by Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs, who are also accused of using fake identities to hide positive tests for illegal substances.

Burgess' lawyer Mark O'Brien, however, has strongly ­denied all the allegations against the 31-year-old, who is now a coach at the club.

Sam Burgess' lawyer has denied sensational allegations against the 31-year-old

 Sam Burgess' lawyer has denied sensational allegations against the 31-year-old

A report in Australia claim South Sydney Rabbitohs covered up drug use claims against him

A report in Australia claim South Sydney Rabbitohs covered up drug use claims against him

The report claims he also assaulted his then wife Phoebe two years ago in front of her father

The report claims he also assaulted his then wife Phoebe two years ago in front of her father

Burgess is a former England rugby union centre having made the switch from league in 2014

Burgess is a former England rugby union centre having made the switch from league in 2014 

'The allegations are false and constitute an indefensible defamation against my client,' Mr O'Brien told The Australian.

'It is apparent sources of the false allegations are those currently in dispute with my client over various issues.' 

The report also claims Burgess allegedly

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