Burns happy to conduct England

Date published: May 27 2013

England fly-half Freddie Burns was pleased with the positive signs from his side's heavy victory over the Barbarians.

England fly-half Freddie Burns was pleased with the positive signs from his side's heavy victory over the Barbarians.

With ten players away on tour with the British and Irish Lions and five senior players rested including captain Chris Robshaw, a much-changed England side will embark for a tour of South America this week.

Burns is set for a starring role in the absence of Owen Farrell and Toby Flood, and was delighted with England's attacking intent as they ran in five tries, including score for rapid wingers Marland Yarde and Christian Wade.

England face a CONSUR XV on Sunday before two Test matches against Argentina.

“Everyone is aiming for the same goal which is four wins out of four and that added responsibility is something I try and thrive on,” said Burns.

“Hopefully I can keep growing and guide the team through a tough tour.

“I have a say in the way I want the game played and against the Barbarians we did try and get the ball to wider channels and boys were devastating out there.

“I was happy with my game management. We kicked when we should and we played when we should. There were lots of pleasing signs moving forward.

“I am very fortunate at Gloucester to play with young quick backs – and to come here they are even quicker.

“You have to give the ball to them and let them do what they do. We all saw how dangerous they can be.”

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