Burgess to face Wolfhounds?

Date published: December 1 2014

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England head coach Stuart Lancaster hinted that rugby league convert Sam Burgess could feature for the Saxons against the Wolfhounds.

England head coach Stuart Lancaster has hinted that Sam Burgess could feature for the Saxons against the Irish Wolfhounds in Cork on January 30.

Burgess, who played seventeen minutes on debut for Bath on Friday, is set for big things in the game.

And it appears that Lancaster has earmarked the game against the Wolfhounds as his first taste of international rugby, despite cooling talk of the 25-year-old being selected in his Six Nations squad.

“That would be a big step, but who knows? We’ll wait and see. If he plays well, there’s a Saxons game in January,” he told Press Association Sport.

“Sam is a player who will be of interest, without a doubt. It took about three Quins players to stop him. He’s a powerful man and it will be nice to see him get a few more games and put his hand up.”

England kick-off their Six Nations campaign against Wales in Cardiff on February 6.

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