Sam Burgess to front court in shock AVO scandal

An incident at a property in the NSW Southern Highlands involving NRL star Sam Burgess is being investigated by police.

The South Sydney captain recently split with wife of almost four years Phoebe, according to media reports, whose family is believed to have a property in Bowral.

An AVO application involving Burgess is due to come before Moss Vale Local Court on November 6.

Sam Burgess and wife Phoebe at the 2016 Dally M Awards. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The matter is listed as being made by NSW Police on behalf of Burgess' father-in-law Mitchell Hooke.

"Police are investigating an incident at a property near Bowral shortly before 5pm yesterday," a police spokeswoman said on Sunday.

"There are no reports of any injuries.ā€