Sam Burgess' brutal prank on former NRL teammate

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·2-min read
Sam Burgess (pictured right) during a media conference and Damien Cook (pictured left) during a live interview on NRL 360.
Sam Burgess (pictured right) pulled a prank on former teammate Damien Cook (pictured left) during a live interview on NRL 360. (Images: NRL 360/Getty Images)

Retired NRL great Sam Burgess couldn’t help but prank his friend and former Rabbitohs teammate Damien Cook in a live interview on NRL 360 on Tuesday night.

Cook was speaking to Ben Ikin and Paul Kent about returning to the NSW squad for the historic State of Origin series at the end of the season.

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But Burgess, who has been a regular on the Fox League panel this season after his retirement, decided to prank his friend during the live cross.

Burgess called Cook during the phone interview, prompting his phone image to cut out.

When Ikin apologised to the No.9 for the live feed cutting out, Cook filled them in.

“I’ll tell you why, because Sam Burgess, one of your old employees is trying to ring me,” Cook said.

“He’s obviously watching.”

Ikin joked if Burgess isn’t carefull, he could have his contract terminated.

“He’ll want to be careful that he doesn’t have his contract torn up,” Ikin said.

“That’s an old game they used to play on Fox League Live, calling people while they’re doing FaceTime interviews.”

Burgess keeping in shape

The former Rabbitohs enforcer has admitted to finding it hard to keep the weight off since retiring from the NRL.

However, a picture of the Rabbitohs assistant coach at training last week shows him looking as fit as ever.

The English enforcer was snapped with his short pulled up over his head, exposing a ripped torso that proves he's still in good shape post-footy career.

"I hate it when the camera catches you off guard... It was compulsory inside out shirt for referee duties today," Burgess captioned the photo showing off his ripped stomach.