NRL star Sam Burgess is forced to deny damning allegations in a newspaper report

NRL star Sam Burgess has rejected serious allegations about his marriage and wild lifestyle after they were published in a newspaper report. 

The explosive claims about the 31-year-old former Rabbitohs player were published on Thursday night by The Australian.

The article included text messages Burgess' ex-wife Phoebe allegedly sent to actor Russell Crowe, who owns the NRL club. 

Staff members at South Sydney Rabbitohs have also been accused of covering up Burgess' alleged indiscretion. 

The lawyer acting for Burgess, Mark O'Brien, strongly denied all allegations. 

NRL star Sam Burgess has rejected serious allegations about his marriage. He is pictured with ex-wife Phoebe in 2016

NRL star Sam Burgess has rejected serious allegations about his marriage. He is pictured with ex-wife Phoebe in 2016

Explosive claims about the 31-year-old former Rabbitohs player's wild lifestyle were published on Thursday night by The Australian. Burgess is pictured in August

Explosive claims about the 31-year-old former Rabbitohs player's wild lifestyle were published on Thursday night by The Australian. Burgess is pictured in August

The four-month investigation by the newspaper also claims to have uncovered text messages between Phoebe and Russell Crowe - who owns the NRL club

The four-month investigation by the newspaper also claims to have uncovered text messages between Phoebe and Russell Crowe - who owns the NRL club

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

The investigation by the newspaper also claims to have uncovered text messages between Phoebe and Crowe in November 2018.

'I thought we had the world at our feet together,' Phoebe allegedly wrote to the actor.

'He might need a good friend because he is just not our Sam.' 

'I thought we had the world at our feet together,' Phoebe allegedly wrote to Russell Crowe about Sam Burgess

'I thought we had the world at our feet together,' Phoebe allegedly wrote to Russell Crowe about Sam Burgess

Burgess and Phoebe broke up in December 2018, weeks after the birth of their son, Billy

Burgess and Phoebe broke up in December 2018, weeks after the birth of their son, Billy 

The article also included text messages Burgess allegedly sent to Phoebe, after her initial conversation came to light.

'Phoebe why did you message RC saying everything,' Burgess allegedly wrote. 

'What are you trying to solve here.'

Burgess and Phoebe broke up in December 2018, weeks after the birth of their son, Billy. 

Their divorce after four years of marriage was finalised in April. 

They also have a daughter, Poppy. 

The article also included text messages Burgess allegedly sent to Phoebe, after her initial conversation with the Hollywood actor came to light

The article also included text messages Burgess allegedly sent to Phoebe, after her initial conversation with the read more from dailymail.....

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