SAS Australia fans horrified over Sam Burgess' task: 'Physically sick'

SAS Australia fans were left in utter disbelief last night after former NRL player Sam Burgess’ torturous challenge.

Last night, the recruits were given a task to see how well they dealt with claustrophobia, with each of them required to crawl through a 25 metre underground wormhole.

Sam Burgess on SAS Australia
Fans were left 'physically sick' over Sam Burgess' SAS Australia challenge. Photo: Channel 7

Sam Burgess took more than 40 minutes to complete the challenge, with viewers saying the disturbing scenes sent their claustrophobia through the roof.

The 32-year-old was seen struggling to fit through the tunnel, eventually sliding his way out on his back with his arms out in front of him.

“I feel physically sick watching this tunnel challenge,” one person wrote online.


Sam Burgess in a wormhole on SAS Australia
Sam was seen crawling through a 25 metre underground wormhole. Photo: Channel 7

“This tunnel task is freaking me out and I’m sitting on the couch. Bit rough they make Sam go through there with his wide frame and busted shoulder,” another said.

Another person said: “This is like being buried alive ffs.”

“It’s like my biggest fear coming to life and I’m not even doing the challenge,” a viewer said.

“Watching Sam Burgess on SAS Australia is sending my claustrophobia through the roof,” another viewer said.

It came just one episode after Sam confessed that he had been unfaithful during his marriage in an intense interrogation with the show’s instructors.

“Two days after I retired, I separated from my marriage,” he said.

“Oh f**k me. So you hit it hard then,” Ant responded.

Sam Burgess in a wormhole on SAS Australia 2021
It took the former NRL star over 40 minutes to complete the challenge. Photo: Channel 7

Sam went on to say that he doesn’t think he was “the greatest husband at times” and spoke about his extramarital affair.

“I embarrassed my wife,” he declared. “I had an affair with a woman in Melbourne, it’s true. I was away on tour and regretfully that happened, which would have been a tough place for Phoebe to be.”

Ant then grilled Sam about what happened after his marriage breakdown and if he went down the “path of destruction”.

“I’m not great with managing emotional stuff,” he replied. “Anything to do with my team, myself, stress outside football I can manage it no worries. Press, I don’t mind about that.

“But when it came to emotional stuff like losing my kids, not seeing my kids every day, my marriage breakdown and that put pressure on my ex-wife. I didn’t like that.

“I hated that I caused pain for other people that I couldn’t manage.”

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