Sam Burgess and his quick-thinking ways saved a choking man's life in Australia 5 years ago

Sam Burgess and his quick-thinking ways saved a choking man's life in Australia

Sam Burgess has some tremendous karma coming his way.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs star saved a man's life this week with reports that he rushed to the aid of an Australian man who was choking on seafood.

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The Rabbitohs squad had been taking part in an eating competition in Sydney when an employee from Decosti Seafood got involved and some food became lodged in his throat.

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Then came former England rugby union international 'Slammin' Sam to the rescue.

“The Souths boys were at work doing a fish-eating challenge and then one of the managers got involved,” a witness told foxsports.com.au.

“They were eating and some seafood got caught in his throat and he started choking. Sam raced straight over and grabbed him and started putting his body weight on him to try and get it out.

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"He was helping him for about 30 to 40 seconds and instead of spitting it out he ended up swallowing it, but if Sam hadn’t have helped it could have been bad.

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“I’m telling you Sam is a hero.”