Sam Burgess breaks cheekbone in first minute, plays on and wins NRL title

first_imgMonday Oct 6, 2014 Sam Burgess breaks cheekbone in first minute, plays on and wins NRL title Rugby League star Sam Burgess will be switching to Union to join Bath Rugby in England soon, but this past weekend he had one more League match to play, in the NRL Grand Final. In the opening seconds Englishman Burgess carried the ball up but got a head in the cheek, causing the fracture. It didn’t deter him though.The hardman will be joining Bath soon and England fans cannot wait, as the rugby league star is thought to be a serious prospect ahead of next year’s Rugby World Cup.He doesn’t have a lot of time to make an impact, but make an impact he will, and if all goes to plan for the fans, he could be playing Test rugby sooner than later.Unfortunately the 25-year-old will undergo surgery on the cheekbone on Tuesday, so will be out of action for six weeks. His three-year Bath contract was set to commence with a LV= Cup outing in November, but that much anticipated debut may have to be put on hold.On Sunday he helped the South Sydney Rabbitohs to their first NRL Grand Title in 43 years as they beat the Canterbury Bulldogs 30-6. He won Man of the Match, becoming the first non-Australian to win the Clive Churchill medal. As you can see in the below video, he took a big knock early on.Burgess has been touted to play in the midfield in Rugby Union. Where would you play him? ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby League , See it to Believe it Related Articles 185 WEEKS AGO Even in defeat Tongan fans show true passion… 309 WEEKS AGO Incredible backflip pass by Nathan Friend… 310 WEEKS AGO Mic’d up league forward Ashton Sims is one… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more