Sam Burgess ties the knot

Sam Burgess ties the knot

DEWSBURY-BORN rugby star Sam Burgess has tied the knot with fiancée Phoebe Hooke in Australia.

The pair married in a private ceremony at Phoebe's parents' home in the Southern Highlands, New South Wales.

The former Dewsbury Moor amateur RL player was joined by his three brothers Luke, Thomas and George, who were his groomsmen.

Sam and Phoebe married in front of 150 family members and close friends, including players from his club South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Among the other guests was actor Russell Crowe, who co-owns the Rabbitohs, and rugby league stars Lote Tuquiri, Greg Inglis, Steve Menzies and Dylan Walker.

Phoebe's parents Mitch and Sarah hosted the reception in a large marquee at their property in Bowral, where guests ate steak and chips.

The former Heckmondwike Grammar School pupil had reportedly been dating freelance writer and presenter Phoebe for nearly two years.

The 27-year-old caused sporting controversy last month when he left Bath RU to rejoin rugby league club South Sydney Rabbitohs.

He returned just one year after switching codes from league to union and played in the recent Rugby World Cup for England

The international star said at the time that missing his family was part of his decision to go back to Australia.

His brothers George and Tom also play for South Sydney Rabbitohs, while Luke plays for another Sydney team, Manly.

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