|Club||South Sydney Rabbitohs|
Sam Burgess made his Bradford Bulls debut against Leeds Rhinos in 2006. In the same season he was awarded the Senior Academy Player of the Year award by the club. Burgess established himself as a first-team player in 2007, and was called into the Great Britain squad to face the New Zealand tourists. He had a sucessful Test series against the Kiwis, but an injury kept him out of the 2008 World Cup.