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NRL star Sam Burgess enjoys lunch with cricketer Michael Vaughan


Sam Burgess enjoys lunch with ex-cricketer Michael Vaughan and jokes about his retirement… after his fling with an American waitress

He was caught up in a whirlwind ‘four-day romance’ with an American waitress over the weekend.

But on Tuesday, Sam Burgess didn’t seem to have a care in the world as he enjoyed lunch with ex-cricketer Michael Vaughan in Coogee, Sydney.

Taking to Instagram, the 30-year-old footballer shared a snap alongside Michael and wrote: ‘Just two retired athletes.’

'Just two retired athletes': Former NRL star Sam Burgess (left) was all smiles as he enjoyed lunch with ex-cricketer Michael Vaughan (right) on Tuesday

‘Just two retired athletes’: Former NRL star Sam Burgess (left) was all smiles as he enjoyed lunch with ex-cricketer Michael Vaughan (right) on Tuesday 

‘Great to catch up with a fellow Yorkie in Coogee,’ he captioned the post.  

Sam was pictured in a grey T-shirt as he smiled for the camera, while his friend Michael sat across the table. 

It comes after American waitress Oak Schuetz claimed she was ‘dating’ Sam after they had met at The Establishment bar in Sydney on Thursday.

Romance: Sam's outings comes just one day after American waitress, Oak Schuetz (pictured) claimed she is dating Sam after they met at The Establishment bar in Sydney on Thursday

Romance: Sam’s outings comes just one day after American waitress, Oak Schuetz (pictured) claimed she is dating Sam after they met at The Establishment bar in Sydney on Thursday

She told The Daily Telegraph she had no idea who Sam was but they ‘hit it off’ and she stayed at his Coogee penthouse that night.

However, Oak later claimed that Sam – who separated from his wife, Phoebe Burgess, in October – had ‘ghosted’ her for going public with their relationship.

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‘Sam and I aren’t talking anymore,’ she said on Monday afternoon, adding that the media coverage had ‘messed up’ their romance.

False: Sam, who split with wife Phoebe Burgess (pictured) in October, told Daily Mail Australia the reports were 'not true'

False: Sam, who split with wife Phoebe Burgess (pictured) in October, told Daily Mail Australia the reports were ‘not true’

Oak said the retired Rabbitohs star had stopped returning her calls and she was unsure if he’d ever contact her again. 

In a series of videos uploaded to Instagram later on Monday, the backpacker claimed she and Sam were ‘just friends’.

‘I’m single and Sam is single and it needs to be left at that because it just does. I just wanted to clear that up,’ she said. 

Family life: Sam and Phoebe share two children (pictured), son Billy, 11 months, and daughter Poppy, two

Family life: Sam and Phoebe share two children (pictured), son Billy, 11 months, and daughter Poppy, two



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