I’ll give it my best shot


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SAM BURGESS is back for Eng­land – and un­der or­ders not to try to claim a World Cup semi-fi­nal spot all on his own.

The fit-again for­ward re­turns for the quar­ter-fi­nal against Pa­pua New Guinea on Sun­day af­ter miss­ing two games with a knee in­jury.

Coach Wayne Ben­nett said: “His pri­or­ity is for him to play well, not to worry about the team.”


Burgess in­sists he’ll take the mes­sage on board.

The 28-year-old sec­ond-rower said: “I’m ex­cited to be back so I’m just go­ing to go out there and roll with the team.

“It’s pretty sim­ple for me – I just have to do my job, I don’t have to do any­thing special.

“The play­ers around me cre­ate things, I’ll just carry the ball and 7

READY TO ROLL: Sam Burgess joins in Eng­land train­ing yes­ter­day Wid­dop; Hall, Bate­man, Watkins, McGil­l­vary; Brown, Gale; Hill, Hodg­son, Gra­ham, S Burgess, White­head, O’Lough­lin. T Burgess, Walm­s­ley, Roby, Cur­rie.

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