The woman at the centre of the Sam Burgess cheating scandal sent him a furious text message saying she ‘felt like a fool’ when she realised the former NRL star allegedly ‘fed her crap’ about the state of his marriage to sleep with her.
The former rugby league star was interrogated during an episode of SAS Australia on Monday night, where he conceded he hadn’t been ‘the greatest husband’ to his estranged wife of four years, Phoebe Hooke.
Burgess confessed to having an affair with a woman from Melbourne while he was away on tour, admitting ‘it would have been tough for Phoebe’ to recover from.
But the woman he was cheating with allegedly believed their marriage was already on the rocks when they sparked up a romance.
By May 2018, the relationship had soured. The mistress saw a social media post Burgess made with his wife, Phoebe and daughter, Poppy Alice
Phoebe and Burgess share two children, Poppy and Billy, and were together for five years
In May 2018, six months after the affair ended, the unnamed woman sent a scathing message to Burgess accusing him of lying about his marriage.
After seeing Burgess share a photo of Phoebe and their daughter Poppy Alice on Instagram, the woman said she was left questioning ‘all the crap [Burgess] fed me to clearly get me into bed’.
‘To come into my home and all the hours we spent talking about how unhappy you were and living separate lives.
‘Why would you do this not only to your wife but to me? I just can’t work out why… How dare you?’
Messages between Sam Burgess and his Melbourne fling have resurfaced hours after he admitted to cheating on his wife, Phoebe, during their four-year marriage
The former NRL star was interrogated during an episode of SAS Australia on Monday night, where he conceded he hadn’t been ‘the greatest husband’ to ex-wife, Phoebe (pictured together)
The woman admitted the entire ordeal left her feeling ‘like a fool’.
The short-lived affair lasted between October and November 2017 while the Englishman was representing his country in the Rugby World Cup.
The duo met on several occasions, exchanged photos and videos and regularly Facetimed during that period.
Over the course of the month, the banter had been flirtatious between the pair, using pet names ‘Big Rig’ and ‘Monkey’ for each other.
Burgess did not delve into the details of the affair on Monday night’s episode of SAS, and it is not clear if the issue will be addressed again in the future.
The resurfaced messages reveal the woman suggested he tell people she was his physiotherapist when she would visit him in the team hotel, and once joked that she introduced herself as a physio when she met Burgess’ brother at a bar. Pictured: Burgess on SAS Australia on Tuesday night
The resurfaced messages reveal the woman suggested he tell people she was his physiotherapist when she would visit him in the team hotel, and once joked that she introduced herself as a physio when she met Burgess’ brother at a bar.
The woman, who was able to secure Burgess and his teammates pricey booths and free entry into a Melbourne bar, released the messages to News Corp in October 2020 after the retired Rabbitohs star had already separated from his wife.
‘I’m speaking out because they are not indestructible. I don’t want them to think they can hide behind a club,’ the woman said.
She first addressed the affair with the South Sydney Rabbitohs on September 19, 2018.
After speaking with chief executive Blake Solly, she claims she received 21 missed calls – some from Burgess’ mobile and others from a private number.
She also received a text which read: ‘It’s Sam. Can you call when you get chance. Thanks.’
In late 2020, messages purporting to be between Burgess and a Melbourne mother surfaced, painting the picture of a short lived affair while the Englishman was representing his country in the Rugby World Cup
American waitress Oak Schuetz claimed she was dating the star after meeting while queueing for a drink at The Establishment in Sydney’s CBD in December 2019
At the time, the club was also dealing with a complaint made by a 23-year-old woman alleging Burgess and a teammate had sent her naked pictures and tried to video chat her.
Rabbitohs officials later cleared Burgess of any wrongdoing relating to that matter.
Just three months later, however, he and Phoebe separated. The couple had recently given birth to their second child, a son named Billy.
By early 2019, the couple had reconciled, but called it quits for good by October that year.
Weeks later, American waitress Oak Schuetz claimed she was dating the star after meeting while queueing for a drink at The Establishment in Sydney’s CBD.
She said: ‘I’m going to take a chance on him. Maybe it’s just a fling. I hope it’s not, but it’s fun right now. We’re dating for sure – it’s exciting’.
But when Burgess denied the relationship, Ms Schuetz backtracked, insisting they were just friends and both single.