Sam Burgess has been charged with intimidation on the day he announced his retirement from the NRL.
Burgess was involved in an alleged altercation with his father-in-law Mitchell Hooke on October 19 when the former South Sydney skipper went to Hooke’s home to visit his children. Burgess was asked to leave the property after tensions escalated and police were called.
Police took out a temporary apprehended violence order against the English international, who is going through a messy separation with estranged wife Phoebe, the mother of his two children. On Wednesday, Burgess was served a court attendance notice for the criminal offence of intimidation (domestic violence related).
“About 4pm on Saturday 19 October 2019, police were called to an address at Glenquarry, east of Bowral, in relation to a domestic dispute,” the police said in a statement.