Phoebe Burgess speaks about her 'difficult day' when ex-husband Sam was confronted by police at her parents' home while trying to give his children their Christmas presents as she 'finds comfort in her rose garden'

Phoebe Burgess has spoken out about a recent incident which saw police called to her Bowral property as her ex-husband Sam Burgess tried to drop off Christmas presents for their two children.

In a post on Instagram Stories on Monday, the 32-year-old former rugby league WAG shared a photo of herself 'keeping busy' at home in her garden.

'Tough day, yesterday. Find comfort in keeping busy in the rose garden,' she captioned the post.

Breaking her silence: Phoebe Burgess (right) has spoken out about a recent incident which saw police called to her Bowral property as her ex-husband Sam Burgess (left) tried to drop off Christmas presents for their two children. Pictured together

Breaking her silence: Phoebe Burgess (right) has spoken out about a recent incident which saw police called to her Bowral property as her ex-husband Sam Burgess (left) tried to drop off Christmas presents for their two children. Pictured together

The photo showed Phoebe wearing gardening gloves with a pair of clippers in one hand and while listing to music via EarPods.

On Sunday, Sam, 33, was confronted by police and threatened with arrest outside his ex-partner's home when he tried to visit his children with a car full of Christmas presents.

The incident unraveled as the former NRL star arrived at the front gate of Phoebe's sprawling property in Bowral, 120km south of Sydney.

Speaking out: In a post on Instagram Stories on Monday, the 32-year-old former rugby league WAG shared a photo of herself 'keeping busy' at home in her garden

Speaking out: In a post on Instagram Stories on Monday, the 32-year-old former rugby league WAG shared a photo of herself 'keeping busy' at home in her garden

Daily Mail Australia understands the South Sydney legend was there to pick up daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, three, in what was meant to be the first time seeing his kids since before Christmas.

The encounter lasted about 10 minutes, with officers warning Sam he would be arrested if he refused to leave.

He then drove away without incident, with his young children's gifts still sitting on the back seat. 

'Tough day, yesterday. Find comfort in keeping busy in the rose garden,' she captioned the post. Pictured with the former couple's children, daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, three

'Tough day, yesterday. Find comfort in keeping busy in the rose garden,' she captioned the post. Pictured with the former couple's children, daughter Poppy, four, and son Billy, three

Daily Mail Australia has sought comment from NSW Police.

The divorced couple have had a tumultuous time in recent years with various high-profile court battles.

Sam and Phoebe tied the knot in 2015 and were separated by 2018, before getting back together in 2019 and then officially calling it off just a few months later.

Trouble with the law: Sam, 33, was confronted by police and threatened with arrest outside his ex-partner's home on Sunday when he tried to visit his children with a car full of Christmas presents

Trouble with the law: Sam, 33, was confronted by police and threatened with arrest outside his ex-partner's home on Sunday when he tried to visit his children with a car full of Christmas presents

Phoebe had accused the footballer of domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse during their marriage, sparking a year-long investigation.

The allegations cost the English rugby league great his coaching job with the Rabbitohs as well as commentary work for Fox Sports.

But investigators dropped the matter in October last year, ruling he had no case to answer.

Tense scenes: The incident unraveled as the former NRL star arrived at the front gate of Phoebe's sprawling property in Bowral, 120km south of Sydney

Tense scenes: The incident unraveled as the former NRL star arrived at the front gate of Phoebe's sprawling property in Bowral, 120km south of Sydney

Sam also successfully appealed and overturned a conviction in March 2021, after being accused of intimidating Phoebe's father Mitchell Hooke at the family's Southern Highlands home.

He vehemently denied the accusations of abuse and domestic violence but did admit to using drugs.  

The Grand Final-winning forward recently opened up about the emotional breakdown of the couple's relationship on the Channel Seven reality show SAS Australia. 

Happier times: Daily Mail Australia understands the South Sydney legend was there to pick up Poppy and Billy in what was meant to be the first time seeing his kids since before Christmas

Happier times: Daily Mail Australia understands the South Sydney legend was there to pick up Poppy and Billy in what was meant to be the first time seeing his kids since before Christmas

'I don't think I was the greatest husband at times. I embarrassed my wife. I had an affair with a girl – a woman in Melbourne,' he said.

'I was away on tour and regretful that it happened. It would've been a tough place for Phoebe to be.

'The last 18 months, I felt like a loser. My marriage broke down. I'd just retired from sport. My ex father-in-law had taken an AVO against me.' 

Rollercoaster marriage: The divorced couple have had a tumultuous time in recent years with various high-profile court battles

Rollercoaster marriage: The divorced couple have had a tumultuous time in recent years with various high-profile court battles

With his life spiralling, Sam revealed he eventually had to check himself in for a four-week stint in rehab. 

'The last 18 months have been crazy. Everything I touched turned to s**t,' he said candidly.  

'I turned to drinking, taking drugs.

Off and on: Sam and Phoebe tied the knot in 2015 and were separated by 2018, before getting back together in 2019 and then officially calling it off just a few months later

Off and on: Sam and Phoebe tied the knot in 2015 and were separated by 2018, before getting back together in 2019 and then officially calling it off just a few months later

'I thought I could manage it but it got to the point where I was pulled over for DUI with drugs in my system which is all over the press again and stops me from seeing my kids again and I just checked myself into rehab.'

Hoping to get his life back on track, Sam is now set to take the role of head coach with the Orara Valley Axemen, near Coffs Harbour on the NSW north coast, for the 2022 season.

He's also in talks to join England's coaching staff for this year's rugby league World Cup. 

Hostile split: Phoebe had accused the footballer of domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse during their marriage, sparking a year-long investigation

Hostile split: Phoebe had accused the footballer of domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse during their marriage, sparking a year-long investigation

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Phoebe Burgess speaks about 'difficult day' when ex Sam was confronted by police at parents' home

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