‘England have the momentum’ – Burrell

Date published: May 31 2016

Luther Burrell believes that England will go into the three-match Test series with Australia in June full of confidence after seeing off their final preparations with a 27-13 victory over Wales at Twickenham on Sunday.

England were crowned Six Nations champions in March and also managed to record their first Grand Slam in 13 years.

The 2003 world champions have never won a three-match Test series in Australia and they will have to come up with something special in order to fulfil coach Eddie Jones' wish which is to ‘upset the apple cart’.

Burrell told the official Northampton Saints website that the team knows that they are in for a tough battle Down Under and they will have to put in a better performance than they did against Wales if they are to come out on the winning side.

“We’re under no illusion about that but we’re in a brilliant position. Coming off the back of the Six Nations and a good performance today, we’ve got a little bit of momentum with us,” said Burrell.

“We’re going to have to work hard and we are going to have play better than we did today if we’re going to stand a chance of beating them.”

Burrell made his first appearance for England since a World Cup warm-up match against France last year and said that he was honoured to be representing the national team again.

““I think, obviously for me, it’s been fantastic to get back out there today," he added.

“It’s the home of rugby and I love every moment and every opportunity I get to wear that rose. We put out our strongest team and it was a full Test match and as you saw today, it was a fantastic game.”