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Why Burgess' marriage split won't matter

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OPINION: Do you have a gluttonous appetite for the tawdry details of Sam Burgess' marriage breakdown with his wife, Phoebe? Do you want to know how a life so glamorous and perfect, according to their Instagram accounts, can suddenly fall apart?

No, neither do I.

Do you want to know how Burgess' marriage break-up will affect his performances for South Sydney this season, in which they are genuine premiership contenders under new coach Wayne Bennett?


* Burgess splits from wife
* Marshall set for shock move with Tigers
* Johnson's Sharks barred after fracas
* More turmoil as Napa sex tape emerges
* Smith signs two-year deal with Storm

The clickbait writers were in a lather on Tuesday when Burgess made his first "public appearance" (in other words, went to training at Redfern Oval) since his split with his wife.

"Burgess looked downcast as he charged about the field and huddled with Bennett – himself no stranger to a relationship falling apart in the full glare of the media spotlight," The Daily Mail panted. "Bennett and his wife Trish broke off their relationship of 42 years in 2016 ... Burgess, 30, today appeared focused as he trotted around the oval in the sunshine, completely ignoring media."


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