Can you spot the big change that shows Sam Burgess' rugged personal life has taken its toll?

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Sam Burgess left court in the Southern Highlands on Tuesday with a new look.
The former footballer, 32, was sporting noticeably greying hair as he exited Moss Vale Local Court.

Formerly brunette, the one-time South Sydney Rabbitohs player appeared to have turned fully grey in recent months.

New look: Sam Burgess (pictured) left court in the Southern Highlands on Tuesday sporting a new look. The former footballer, 32, was sporting noticeably greying hair as he exited Moss Vale Local Court

Some studies have showed that hair can lose pigment due to chronic or high levels of stress.

However, most scientists believe genetics and age are the primary factors in the development of prematurely grey hair.

Additionally, it's possible the athlete may have previously dyed his hair, and has recently ceased doing so.

New do: Formerly brunette, the one-time South Sydney Rabbitohs player appeared to have turned fully grey in recent months. Pictured left in 2018, and right on Tuesday

Dark do: Sam's hair was a chocolate brown in 2017 (pictured)

It comes after Burgess escaped conviction for driving with cocaine in his system while on his way to pick up his two young children.

Burgess pleaded guilty on Tuesday afternoon to driving with traces of cocaine present in his saliva.

Magistrate Mark Douglass said in Moss Vale Local Court that Burgess had shown remorse, contrition and insight into his behaviour.

Changes: He has some flecks of grey in 2018, but still had caramel tresses

Brunette: Sam sported luscious brown locks in 2015 (pictured)

Mr Douglass said Burgess had undergone a…
Marta Jary, By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia
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