Written by Zoë Holloway, July 26, 2016

Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess can’t wipe the smile from his face – he and wife Phoebe are expecting their first child! Having reached the end of the first trimester, the excited couple, both 27, announced the news to family and friends last week.

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‘They’re over the moon and can’t wait,’ a friend reveals. ‘They are really so happy. They’ve been carrying on as normal, no particular cravings for Phoebe so far. She feels very lucky.’

The couple, who married in December, have made no secret of their desire to start a family, but were happy to take things as they came.

‘We are not-not trying and we are not trying, we are just enjoying married life,’ Phoebe revealed earlier this year. ‘We are leaving everything up to chance.’

She added, ‘Sam loves kids. He plays like a child with them. We sit around and it is always Sam who is holding or playing with a child. He’ll be a natural dad for sure!’

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