By Stephen Gibbs for Daily Mail Australia
Published: 01:25 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 01:25 BST, 4 May 2021
NRl star Sam Burgess is set to learn his fate after testing positive to driving with traces of cocaine in his system while on his way to pick up his two young children.
Burgess arrived at Moss Vale Local Court in the New South Wales Southern Highlands on Tuesday morning for to magistrate to hear his explanation.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
His lawyer is expected to submit the concentration of cocaine was so low it would not have hampered Burgess's ability to drive, or risked the safety of the children he shares with ex-wife Phoebe.
Burgess was not accused of driving under the influence of cocaine, only with the less serious offence of having the drug present in his system when he was behind the wheel.
His legal team is likely to make submissions about the stress Burgess has been under over the past 18 months as his marriage fell apart and his playing career ended due to injury.
A saliva sample taken from NRL star Sam Burgess (pictured) after he was pulled over on his way to pick up his two young children was found to contain traces of cocaine. Tests by the NSW Forensic and Analytical Science Service detected a low level of the drug in his system
Burgess was not accused of driving under the influence of cocaine, only with the less serious offence of having the drug present in his saliva. He is pictured with ex-wife Phoebe
Burgess was surprised by the initial positive test and was concerned by any suggestion his driving could have been inhibited. He had celebrated his older brother Luke's 34th birthday in Sydney's eastern suburbs at Coogee beachside restaurant Marrah two nights earlier
The dual code international has given up alcohol and spent time on Queensland's Gold Coast where he trained with Rob Quatro, a bodybuilding champion and pastor at a Pentecostal church.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
He has not had a drink for more than two months and has told friends he is feeling 'great' off the booze. His plan is to stay alcohol-free for a