Fiancee's fury over nightclub photos of NRL player Tom Burgess

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Tom Burgess, pictured here with fiancee Tahlia Giumelli.
Tom Burgess and fiancee Tahlia Giumelli. Image: Instagram

The fiancee of South Sydney Rabbitohs player Tom Burgess has lashed out after photos were taken of him talking to a mystery woman at a Gold Coast nightclub.

The Daily Telegraph published photos and video of Burgess talking to the blonde woman at Sin City nightclub on the Gold Coast in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Burgess and his Rabbitohs teammates were letting their hair down after a 40-30 win over the Titans.

"The 29-year-old father of two was filmed partying with teammates at the club that is famous for its lingerie waitresses," the Telegraph reported.

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But the report hasn't gone down well with Burgess' fiancee Tahlia Giumelli.

Giumelli took to social media on Sunday to defend her fiancee and say he did nothing wrong.

“God forbid a female sits next to Tom on a night out with his entire team,” she wrote. 

“Would this same article be written about me if I was sat next to a guy on a night out?”

A spokesman for Rabbitohs said the players had been given the night off and everyone returned to the team hotel before curfew.

Burgess and Giumelli have two children together - two-year-old Sophie and five-month-old Elodie.

They got engaged in 2019 and are currently planning their wedding.

“We’re keeping the date and location to ourselves. We want the day to be as low key and private as possible,” Giumelli said recently. 

“This day is really for our girls. Tom and I are committed to each other. We’ve got two kids, the house and the dog. 

"Our wedding is really for our kids to show them how committed we are. We are so excited to have the girls there. They will be flower girls.”

Tom Burgess, pictured here at South Sydney Rabbitohs training.
Tom Burgess at South Sydney Rabbitohs training. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Benji Marshall stars as Souths beat Titans

Benji Marshall's brilliance overshadowed a David Fifita first-half hat-trick as South Sydney claimed a 40-30 win over the Titans.

The veteran playmaker, a late inclusion in the visitors' starting lineup by coach Wayne Bennett, scored two tries and had a hand in several others to seal a thrilling win at CBUS Super Stadium on Friday.

Aiming to bounce back from their 36-0 hiding by Manly in Mudgee last weekend, the Titans scored three tries in the final 10 minutes of the first half to take a 24-10 lead into the break.

Souths came out of the sheds on fire in response, rattling up 20 points in the opening 20 minutes of the second half to storm into the lead.

Marshall, starting at five-eighth with Cody Walker moving to fullback to replace the suspended Latrell Mitchell, was at the heart of the second-half fightback.

"He's just your average guy," Souths coach Wayne Bennett said when asked why he loves working with Marshall.

"Down to earth. Knows his game really well, knows all the processes that go to make a good game of football and his second-half performance tonight was pretty outstanding."

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