Sam Burgess' family's subtle swipe at Phoebe ahead of 'split'

They made headline news following reports they have decided to end their marriage.

And now it seems Sam Burgess’ family members might have hinted at his split from wife Phoebe over the festive period.

Indeed, some fans were left wondering if his sister-in-law Joanna Burgess might have made a slight dig at Phoebe after she a post claiming they enjoyed the best Christmas yet- despite the fact Phoebe did not attend.

Joanna posted a family photo to Instagram on Christmas Day, showing herself, Sam, George and Luke Burgess and other friends and family enjoying lunch in Watson’s Bay, Sydney.

She claimed in her caption that the “Chrissy Crew” enjoyed their “#bestoneyet.”

New reports claim NRL star Sam and Phoebe have separated, with former journalist spending time at her parents’ house in Bowral.

NRL star Sam Burgess and wife Phoebe are said to have called time on their marriage. Source: Getty

According to The Daily Telegraph, the couple have told family and friends that they were separating.

The news of the split comes after the pair welcomed second child William ‘Billy’ Burgess in early December. They also share daughter Poppy, born in January 2017.

Yahoo Lifestyle has contacted the couple’s representatives for comment.

The past few months have seen the couple at the centre of headlines.

Back in September Sam shared his “hurt” over seeing his Phoebe upset after the South Sydney star became embroiled in the Rabbitohs sexting scandal.

“What hurts me the most is seeing my wife upset,” the 29-year-old said at a press conference. “I’m not angry, you can all make your own assumptions regarding the timing of this whole thing coming to

Sam’s last Instagram post was a photo of him and Phoebe shared on November 2. Photo: Instagram/samburgess8

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