Sam Burgess shared a photo flaunting his bulging muscles and rock-hard abs in grey jocks on Wednesday evening following his big win on SAS Australia.
The retired South Sydney Rabbitohs star, 32, had taken the impressive photo one day after he was ruled the only recruit to have made it through selection, revealing in the caption he’d lost ‘8.5kgs’ during his stint on the military-style series.
But one eagle-eyed follower – NRL star Jack Gosiewski – was quick to admit his eyes were drawn to something else in the image, as he crudely commented: ‘Forgot to shake aye,’ followed by a crying with laughter emoji.
Crikey! Sam Burgess shared a photo flaunting his bulging muscles and rock-hard abs in grey jocks on Wednesday evening, following his gruelling stint on SAS Australia – but one follower pointed out a detail they noticed in the comments section
Gosiewski was referring to a small mark on the crotch of Sam’s underwear, which could easily be a shadow from the dim lighting in the room.
‘This was the night after SAS selection. Minus 8.5kgs down. Safe to say I’ve managed to put a few kgs back on,’ Sam captioned the photo.
‘What a ride – thanks for your overwhelming support.’
The image showed Sam stood proudly in front of a fridge, wearing nothing but a pair of grey Bonds jocks with a focused look on his face.
Comment: NRL star Jack Gosiewski admitted his eyes were drawn to something else in the photo – quickly commenting: ‘Forgot to shake aye’ followed by a crying with laughter emoji
Detail: The follower was referring to a small mark on the crotch of Sam’s underwear, which could just be a shadow from the dim lighting in the room
Other comments were full of praise for Sam, with one writing: ‘Well done. Onwards and upwards.’
‘You were amazing! This show changed my thoughts on quite a few of the SAS contestants. You have a new fan!,’ another wrote.
‘Legend,’ another wrote, while a fourth chimed in: ‘Well done Sam.’
Support: Other comments were full of praise for Sam, with one writing: ‘Well done. Onwards and upwards’
Winner takes it all: Sam was elated after discovering he was the only recruit to pass selection on Tuesday night’s finale
Sam completed the gruelling SAS Australia course alongside John Steffensen and Mark Philippoussis during Tuesday night’s finale, however neither of them made the cut.
After taking some time to deliberate, the show’s DS ultimately decided that only Sam had what it took to make it as an SAS soldier.
Chief instructor Ant Middleton admitted it had been ‘a hard decision to make’, before the DS stepped before the recruits and delivered their final verdict.
‘We’re not looking for brawn, we’re not looking for brain, we’re looking for a combination of both,’ Ant, 41, told the recruits.
‘You can take in information, divulge it and execute what needs to be done. Teamwork, leadership, everything.’
Celebrity line-up: Sam completed the course alongside John Steffensen (centre) and Mark Philippoussis (left), neither of who made the cut
Pass: After taking some time to deliberate, the show’s DS (directing staff) ultimately decided that only Sam had what it took to make it as an SAS soldier. Pictured, chief instructor Ant Middleton
After revealing John, 39, and Mark hadn’t passed, Ant turned to Sam and told him: ‘You have successfully passed this course. Well done.’
Ant then told John and Mark, 44, that they ‘lacked’ the additional ‘one per cent’ needed to pass selection, but praised their ‘amazing effort’.
‘I’m feeling a lot of things, really. Bit of emotion, joy, bit unbelievable. It was my goal. My goal was to get to the end and be selected, and it was great to achieve that goal,’ said a jubilant Sam.
Making the cut: After revealing John and Mark hadn’t passed, Ant turned to Sam and told him: ‘You have successfully passed this course. Well done’
He went on describe it as ‘a once in a lifetime experience’, happily embracing his fellow recruits after getting the good news.
‘What I’m taking from it is I’m going to pour all my time, my emotion, into the places that deserve it in my life,’ added the father of daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, two.
‘It starts with my kids and just making sure I’m the best role model for them. It’s just a great lesson in life.’
‘What I’m taking from it is I’m going to pour all my time, my emotion, into the places that deserve it in my life,’ said Sam
Indeed, Sam has been quite the fan favourite after smashing through most of the challenges set for him and his fellow recruits.
He also made headlines after confessing to cheating on his ex-wife Phoebe Burgess in a tense interrogation session during episode one.
‘I don’t think I was the greatest husband at times,’ he said to the camera. ‘I embarrassed my wife. I’d had an affair with a girl, a woman in Melbourne. That’s true.
‘I was away on tour, and regretfully that happened. Which would have been… it would have been a tough place for Phoebe to be.’
News of the separation came just days after Sam – who shares daughter Poppy, four, and Billy, two, with Phoebe – announced his retirement from all sporting competitions with immediate effect on October 30, 2019, due to a shoulder injury.
Sam said he ‘couldn’t accept’ hearing the decision that he should quit from his surgeon, and so tried to go back and play.
‘It was a bit of a knife to the heart,’ he explained during the episode. ‘I couldn’t accept it. I knew two games in I couldn’t do my job anymore, so I retired. It was s**t.’
Confession: Sam also made headlines after confessing to cheating on his ex-wife Phoebe Burgess in a tense interrogation session during episode one