A FORMER Bradford Bulls player was brought to tears when discussing his failed marriage on SAS:Australia.

Sam Burgess opens up to host Ant Middleton about how he totally 'lost respect for himself' after his divorce from ex-wife Phoebe Hooke.

In an adrenaline fuelled trailer, Burgess is also seen plunged into a water-filled car, entering a shed full of tear gas, falling backwards off a cliff, and repeatedly getting screamed at by Chief Instructor Middleton.

Burgess played for the Bulls 88 times in the late noughties before plying his trade at South Sydney Rabbitohs for a combined seven years across two spells.

He also switched codes to rugby union, signing for Bath and representing England in their disastrous 2015 Rugby Union World Cup campaign on home soil.

The ex-Great Britain international hung up his rugby boots in October 2019 due to chronic shoulder injuries.

Burgess has struggled post retirement, going through a tough divorce and the courts on more than one occasion.

He was charged with intimidation against his former father-in-law after the break-up of his marriage. Although the charge was overturned a year later on appeal.

In February, Burgess pleaded guilty to driving with an illicit drug in his system and was fined for the offence.

Last year, he finalised his divorce from Phoebe, of whom he has two children with.

In the trailer on Burgess' Instagram account, Middleton says: "Not a lot of people are honest with themselves. It takes something extraordinary to find out who they really are."

Sam added: "I lost my career, my kids, and my marriage. I lost it all!

"I obviously lost respect for myself."

The 32-year-old admitted he is 'scared of the dark' but that he will 'not quit the course'.

The second series of SAS:Austrilia airs Down Under on Seven Network in September.