Sam Burgess pleads not guilty to domestic violence related charge

Sam Burgess has pleaded not guilty to a domestic violence related intimidation charge.

The former England and Great Britain international was not present at Moss Vale Local Court in New South Wales, with his lawyer appearing on behalf of him. The charge relates to allegations made by the father of Burgess’ wife.

Magistrate Ian Cheetham set down a hearing for June 26, 2020, over the one charge of intimidation against Burgess.

In a statement released by the New South Wales police at the time of the charge, it read: “About 4pm on Saturday, October 19, 2019, police were called to an address at Glenquarry, in relation to a domestic dispute.

“Police from The Hume Police District attended and an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order was applied for on behalf of a 63-year-old man.

“Following further inquiries, on Wednesday 30 October 2019, a 30-year-old man was charged with the offence of Intimidation (DV related).

“It’s alleged the man intimidated the older man during the incident.”

Burgess retired from professional rugby league at the end of last season, having made almost 300 career appearances for Bradford, South Sydney Rabbitohs, England and Great Britain.

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