What you need to know:
- League star Sam Burgess and wife Phoebe are expecting their first child
- The yet-to-be-born baby has been offered a substantial contract to play rugby league for the South Sydney Rabbitohs
- The NRL says the contract is valid, provided Souths stay under the salary cap
Phoebe Burgess, wife of Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess, is expecting a baby. The news for the overjoyed celebrity couple has been revealed by tabloid newspaper The Daily Telegraph and followed up today, by online site The Daily Mail.
But BrokenNews.com.au can reveal a twist in the story. This website understands that the yet-to-be-born child of Phoebe Burgess and league-star husband Sam, has already been signed to a 25 year, multi-million dollar contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
When South Sydney executives became aware of the pregnancy news, they were quick to offer the parents-to-be a lucrative 25 year contract for the child, given the rugby league playing pedigree of the Burgess family, with Sam’s brothers Luke, Tom and George all First Grade stars. [A photo tweeted by proud mum Julie, of three of her champion league boys appears below]
— Julie Burgess (@itsmejuliebe) December 25, 2012
“It’s a no brainer – this child will be a prodigy,” a Souths insider told Broken News. “We are hoping for a boy, obviously, but even if it is a girl, we reckon she’ll be a star in the game, and could be the first woman to ever play NRL.”
It’s understood this is the first time in history that a 14-week-old foetus has been offered a rugby league playing contract. In documents seen by Broken News, the contract consists of a annual cash retainer and several third party payments from prominent nappy manufacturers.
A spokesperson from the NRL told Broken News that despite the baby not even being born yet, the contract is valid, provided the Rabbitohs remain under the salary cap.