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Current NRL star Sam Burgess has reportedly failed a roadside drug test and has been charged with traffic offences in the New South Wales Southern Highlands.

Highway patrol officers stopped Burgess, 32, in a BMW X5 at Braemar earlier this afternoon.

The ABC understands that through a random drug screening, police would allege that he tested positive for cocaine, with a second oral fluid test sample submitted for further examination.

He has been charged with driving and using an unregistered car without a valid NSW licence and will face court in May.

Earlier this month, during a heated argument about his children, Burgess was found guilty of threatening his former father-in-law, Mitchell Hooke.

In October 2019, the pair provided separate versions of the event at Mr Hooke’s NSW Southern Highlands home, after Burgess was told that his visiting period was over.

But all agreed that the former South Sydney captain said that before things escalated, the visitation problem was “inhumane”

Magistrate Robert Rabbidge found Burgess guilty of intimidation, recorded a conviction and placed him on a good conduct bond of two years.

Burgess has appealed the verdict.

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