Former NRL star Sam Burgess has been found guilty of intimidating his ex-father-in-law during a heated argument about his children.
The disagreement began when Burgess, 32, was at Mitchell Hooke’s NSW Southern Highlands home in October 2019 and was told his visitation time had finished.
The two have previously given varying versions of events to Moss Vale Local Court, where Burgess pleaded not guilty to intimidation and an alternative charge of common assault.
But Magistrate Robert Rabbidge today found Mr Hooke was an “impressive, believable and consistent” witness who gave “clear and concise” evidence.
He found Burgess guilty of intimidation and said his accounts of the day were “changeable”.
More to come.