Saturday, 29 August 2015

Stuart Lancaster hasn't gambled on Sam Burgess - he deserves to start

England coach has picked his four best centres and, what is more, Bath star should be in the XV in opener against Fiji

As soon as I had watched Sam Burgess make his debut at Twickenham against France just under two weeks ago, I knew that he had to be in the squad for the World Cup.

Some might say it is a brave decision, others might say it is a gamble, but not me. It was a certainty after that match. And entirely the correct decision.

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