Highlands News

Burgess launches legal action

Sam Burgess cropped

NRL player-turned-coach Sam Burgess has launched legal action to get police to hand over the statement mentioned in a newspaper report on alleged gambling and drug use.

Police have so far refused, telling Moss Vale Local Court on Wednesday it's unrelated to current court proceedings about the former South Sydney captain's alleged intimidation of his father-in-law.

The matter returns to court next month.

IMAGE CREDIT: Eva Rinaldi, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons