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NRL: Phoebe Burgess doubles down on her scathing tell-all interview about Sam

Phoebe Burgess has been flooded with messages of support after her explosive tell-all interview with The Weekend Australian on Saturday.

In a series of posts on Instagram Stories on Sunday, the 32-year-old former rugby league WAG shared some of the heartfelt messages she’d received from fans.

The mother of two had made a series of bombshell admissions about her tumultuous marriage to retired Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess, and her experience clearly resonated with other women.

Resonating: Phoebe Burgess has been flooded with messages of support after her explosive tell-all interview with The Weekend Australian on Saturday

‘I want to challenge some very powerful people to look at their own behaviour, to look at the way they handled the situation, the role they played in all of this,’ she told the newspaper. 

She added that ‘silence’ only enables cover-ups and bad behaviour.

Phoebe and Sam, 32, married in 2015, before splitting in October 2019 amid reports of infidelity and allegations of his wild partying.

Tell-all: The mother of two had made a series of bombshell admissions about her tumultuous marriage to Sam Burgess (left), and her experience clearly resonated with other women

Tell-all: The mother of two had made a series of bombshell admissions about her tumultuous marriage to Sam Burgess (left), and her experience clearly resonated with other women

Support: In a series of posts on Instagram Stories on Sunday, the 32-year-old former rugby league WAG shared some of the heartfelt messages she'd received from fans

Support: In a series of posts on Instagram Stories on Sunday, the 32-year-old former rugby league WAG shared some of the heartfelt messages she’d received from fans

The former magazine journalist blamed the NRL’s culture for some of the problems in her marriage, and revealed her interview had resonated with many other women.

‘I have a lot of respect for her coming out with her story,’ wrote one supporter, praising Phoebe’s commitment to ‘trying to help change a culture’.

Another called her story ‘uncomfortable but extremely important’, while a third fan said it was ‘bone chilling’ but ‘not surprising’.

Moving on: Phoebe and Sam married in 2015, before splitting in October 2019 amid reports of infidelity and allegations of wild partying. Pictured: Phoebe with the couple's two children, daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, two

Moving on: Phoebe and Sam married in 2015, before splitting in October 2019 amid reports of infidelity and allegations of wild partying. Pictured: Phoebe with the couple’s two children, daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, two

Speaking out: The former magazine journalist blamed the NRL's culture for some of the problems in her marriage, and revealed her interview had resonated with many other women

Revealing: Another fan called her story 'uncomfortable but extremely important', while one person said it was 'bone chilling' but 'not surprising'

Speaking out: The former magazine journalist blamed the NRL’s culture for some of the problems in her marriage, and revealed her interview had resonated with many other women

‘This woman has so much courage and strength to speak up and share her story,’ commented another, while one fan praised her ‘grace, dignity, bravery and humility’.

Added another: ‘This resonates so deeply… Thank you for being so courageous for so many women, and for those of us who have been threatened or discarded by high profile humans and their webs of enablers that fiercely protect them in order for the “show to go on”.’

In a separate post on Instagram on Sunday, Phoebe said she’d spent ‘all night reading thousands of your messages in my inbox’ after the article came out.

Inundated: In a separate post on Instagram on Sunday, Phoebe said she'd spent 'all night reading thousands of your messages in my inbox' after the article came out

Inundated: In a separate post on Instagram on Sunday, Phoebe said she’d spent ‘all night reading thousands of your messages in my inbox’ after the article came out

‘Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to all the brave souls who I can feel are in this with me,’ she wrote.

‘I can now guarantee you that my story is not isolated. It’s not even that rare. It is common. Common in the NRL, common in Australian sport, common in households and more often than not, there has been some attempt to cover it up.

‘I understand the blinding fear that comes with: sharing, telling, speaking, standing up… I believe these issues are everywhere. Let’s start the change. #TimeForChange’.

'I want to challenge some very powerful people to look at their own behaviour, to look at the way they handled the situation, the role they played in all of this,' she told The Australian

‘I want to challenge some very powerful people to look at their own behaviour, to look at the way they handled the situation, the role they played in all of this,’ she told The Australian


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