Sam Burgess, former NRL and England rugby player, to appeal intimidation conviction

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Former South Sydney Rabbitohs captain was found guilty after saying ‘I’m going to get you’ centimetres from his then father-in-law’s face

Former South Sydney NRL captain and English rugby star Sam Burgess has been convicted of intimidating his then wife’s father, the former mining lobbyist Mitchell Hooke, and immediately said he would appeal the ruling.

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A NSW magistrate on Friday found the 32-year-old yelled “Fuck you, I’m going to get you” while 20cm from Hooke’s face during an expletive-laden rage, sparked when Burgess was asked to leave the Hookes’ Southern Highlands property in October 2019.

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