Burgess scores first try since switch

Date published: December 23 2014

Rugby league convert Sam Burgess scored his first rugby union try for Bath United during a 44-5 victory over London Irish A in an A League game at the Rec on Monday.

The 26-year-old, who played on the blindside flank, dotted down shortly before half-time which meant Bath held a 20-0 lead at the interval.

Earlier, Burgess also went over the try-line but his effort was disallowed when he was held up after a scrum.

Burgess has played mostly at inside centre in his four previous rugby union since making his debut against Harlequins at the end of last month.

Bath scored seven tries with Richard Lane crossing over for a hat-trick of tries. Horacio Agulla, Darren Atkins, Marcus Beer and Callum Waters scored the hosts’ other five-pointers and Gary Johnston scored London Irish A’s only points during the second half.

Burgess also impressed in the build-up to Atkins’ try. He made a telling break before offloading to Olly Woodburn, who set up Atkins for the five-pointer.