For in addition to being a Hollywood star, Crowe has a controlling share in the South Sydney Rabbitohs, the Sydneybased club that is an institution in Australian rugby circles.He is always on the lookout for promising new talent and when he saw a player known as the "Beast of Bradford" thanks to his uncompromising performances for the Bradford Bulls on Sky Sports he resolved to lure him to Sydney.
In 2007, Julie lost her husband, and the father of her children, to motor neuron disease.Julie Burgess, the mother of rugby stars, Sam, Luke, Tom and George, has broken her silence following rumours surrounding the nature of her relationship with actor and South Sydney Rabbitohs owner, Russell Crowe.The magazine alleged that after seeing a photo of her eldest son Charles, 12, at a recent Ed Sheeran concert in Sydney with Julie, her boys, Luke, who used to play for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sam, who will once again play with the Rabbitohs next year, Danielle had her concerns.It's a huge disappointment to see his brothers all go back to England and for him not to be a part of that. He couldn't walk, he couldn't talk but looking back it was the best period of my life. We all came together afterwards and said, 'We're a tight-knit set of brothers, we'll always look out for each other'. I think we're on the way to doing that."Such is the emotional bond between the heroic Mark and his four sons that no one can hope to replace him as a father figure but if anyone comes close it is Crowe himself.It's hard as a mum to know what to say."THE brothers' success undoubtedly owes much to the drive and determination of Julie but they are also inspired by the spectral figure of their late father. He took Sam under his wing when he first arrived in Sydney as a young man and there was a particularly moving pitch-side ceremony just before he made his debut against the Manly Sea Eagles. He never made a big deal of it but he must have remembered."To this day the empty seat beside Crowe at every home game belongs to Mark Burgess.
Julie burgess dating
The Hollywood star was reportedly spotted embracing Rabbitoh's star Sam Burgess' mother Julie at an Ed Sheeran concert in Sydney this week.According to the Daily Telegraph, witnesses saw the 51-year-old Oscar-winner and the mother-of-four "embrace and more" during the concert held at Allianz Stadium.He duly obtained a number for Sam Burgess and called to invite him and his mother Julie for a lengthy on-set pow-wow. The silver-tongued star of Gladiator succeeded in persuading them that Sam should join his club rather than its arch rivals Manly and a sporting fairy tale began.Sam, it turned out, was just one member of a rugby-playing dynasty and within three years, he had been joined at the Rabbitohs by brothers Luke and twins Tom and George, who were so alike at school that one had to wear red boots and the other blue boots so referees could tell them apart.The magazine says that after seeing a photo of her eldest son Charles, 12, at the Sheeran concert with Julie, her boys, Luke, who used to play for the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Sam, who will once again play with the Rabbitohs next year, and Sam's fiancee's Phoebe Hooke, Danielle had her concerns. The magazine says that after seeing a photo of her eldest son Charles, 12, at the Sheeran concert with Julie, her sons, Luke and Sam, and Sam's fiancee's Phoebe Hooke, Danielle had her concerns When rumours of a romance first began to surface in 2012 after Danielle and Russel had split, Sam adamantly denied any romantic links between his mother and the Hollywood star, saying they were 'just mates'.