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Love how people on here bang on about picking form players for England in one breath then say Luke Burgess should be picked just because ge plays in the NRL. He's been injured for most of the season, only just got back in the side and TBH we have far better options at prop than him.

Sam and George should be the only Burgesses in the England squad.

Couldn't agree more. 

 

We have seen over and over that props with plenty of NRL experience come over here and do an average job. Just because somebody has played in the NRL does not mean they are automatically good enough for the England team.

 

People are happy to write off the likes of Crabtree and Hill simply because Luke Burgess has had a game or two.

 

Maybe worth pointing out that Ben Cross played 95 games in the NRL, would he have ever been good enough for the England team if he was English?

 

What about Danny Lima with 52 games?

 

Chris Leikvoll with 115 (solid workhorse that he was).

Edited by Dave T

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Couldn't agree more. 

 

We have seen over and over that props with plenty of NRL experience come over here and do an average job. Just because somebody has played in the NRL does not mean they are automatically good enough for the England team.

 

People are happy to write off the likes of Crabtree and Hill simply because Luke Burgess has had a game or two.

 

Maybe worth pointing out that Ben Cross played 95 games in the NRL, would he have ever been good enough for the England team if he was English?

 

What about Danny Lima with 52 games?

 

Chris Leikvoll with 115 (solid workhorse that he was).

 

I think the point was being that all 4 Burgess brothers are handy and it would be a massive PR opportunity for the WC if they were all in the squad. This would certainly take it beyond RL followers. Remember, it is on the BBC every Saturday for 6 weeks. You couldn't really say Morley, Mossop etc. are any better. I would have Crabtree and Hill in the squad too. With 6 games to play then you would need at least 5/6 props. Sam Burgess would be in the back row.

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