The family of embattled NRL star Sam Burgess continues to rally around him, with his brother Luke and niece Grace joining him at an early morning training session.
Sam, 31, has kept a low profile in recent weeks after bombshell allegations about his marriage and partying ways were published in The Australian newspaper.
The father-of-two was joined by Luke and his daughter Grace at Air Locker Training in Bondi on Thursday morning, before his brother shared a happy snap to his Instagram afterwards.
Sam has been living with Luke, the oldest of the four Burgess brothers, since he and wife Phoebe sold the Maroubra mansion where they lived during their marriage.
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The family of embattled NRL star Sam Burgess continues to rally around him in the wake of The Australian newspaper's bombshell allegations about his personal life, with brother Luke (right) and niece Grace (front) joining him at an early morning training session
The father-of-two was seen at Air Locker Training in Bondi on Thursday morning, in photos that were later shared to Luke's Instagram
Sam has kept a low profile in recent weeks after bombshell allegations about his marriage to journalist Phoebe (right) and wild partying ways were published in The Australian newspaper
Luke's girlfriend Tori May was among those to comment, telling the towering Burgess brothers they were being shown up by their daughter and niece.
'Gracey girl showing you boys how it's done,' she wrote.
Friends and South Sydney fans were also among those to leave well wishes.
Just days earlier the retired South Sydney Rabbitohs legend had watched his former team win a key elimination final alongside mum Julie, the Burgess family matriarch.
Mrs Burgess shared a photo of the pair on Saturday night of her smiling and hugging her son, with the Rabbitohs having just beaten the Parramatta Eels 38-24.
'Soooooooooo happy,' Mrs Burgess captioned the photo.
Earlier in the night she wrote 'let's go Rabbitohs' and 'love our team' as the pair watched Sam's younger brother Tom help his team secure a hard-fought win.
The blissful photo comes after an article in The Australian newspaper last week, which contained bombshell accusations about Burgess' behaviour towards his ex-wife Phoebe and claims of excessive partying.
Burgess's family have continued to rally around the embattled former star. Pictured: Burgess smiles with mother Julie following the South Sydney Rabbitohs victory in the NRL finals
Sam's brother Thomas in action for the Rabbitohs during their 38 - 24 win over the Parramatta Eels
The NRL and police are investigating allegations about Burgess' personal life, including accusations of domestic violence with ex-wife Phoebe (pictured together)
The claims have sparked an NRL Integrity Unit investigation as well as the launching of a police strike force, while Burgess has stood down from his off-field coaching role with the Rabbitohs and commentary role with Fox Sports.
Burgess's media lawyer Mark O'Brien has said: 'The allegations are false and constitute an indefensible defamation against my client.
'It is apparent sources of the false allegations are those currently in dispute with my client over various issues.'
It comes after Burgess was hit with an apprehended violence order taken out by police on behalf of his ex-wife Phoebe's father Mitchell Hooke after an alleged confrontation between the pair last October.
He has pleaded not guilty to intimidating his 63-year-old father-in-law, who he is banned from approaching or contacting.
Burgess's lawyer Bryan Wrench suggested Phoebe Burgess or her father Mitchell Hooke might have committed contempt of court by co-operating with the media.
Mr Wrench raised his concerns during the mention of an apprehended violence order involving the South Sydney Rabbitohs legend at Moss Vale Local Court on Wednesday.
He said Phoebe Burgess had made a 50-page statement to police about her ex-husband which had never been seen by him but which appeared in The Australian newspaper.
'To be quite blunt, it appears that this is born out of either malice or retaliation,' Mr Wrench told the court.
Burgess was hit with an apprehended violence order taken out by police on behalf of his father-in law Mitch Hooke after an alleged confrontation between the pair last October. Mr Hooke is pictured with his daughter Phoebe
Sam denies all allegations levelled against him, which relate to an ongoing domestic violence court case involving him and ex-wife Phoebe's father Mitchell Hooke (Julie Burgess is pictured on the left, her eldest son Luke is at the front and lawyer Bryan Wrench can be seen at back)
After retiring from the NRL last year, Burgess took up a coaching role with South Sydney. In the wake of the bombshell allegations he stood down from that job and a commentary spot on Fox League
The NRL's integrity unit has commenced an inquiry into the allegations raised by The Australian and the