NRL footballer Luke Burgess, and his partner Yolanda Hodgson, welcomed their first child recently, and have named their daughter Grace Luca. Grace Burgess’ middle name seems to be after her dad.
Luke is originally from England, where he played rugby league for the London Broncos, Doncaster, and Leeds Rhinos. He won Rookie of the Year after his first season with Leeds. In 2011 he signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs, which his brothers Sam and George also play for.
Yolanda is a model of Aboriginal and Irish descent who made the Top Ten in Australia’s Next Top Model in 2011; she and Luke met at the launch of the Foxtel Series that year.
(Luke Burgess, British-born rugby league footballer, is not be confused with Australian-born rugby union footballer Luke Burgess, who welcomed his daughter Freya last year).