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Burgess and Farrell in for England

Sam Burgess attacks against Fiji in the opening match of the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Wiltshire Times

Sam Burgess attacks against Fiji defence in Vereniki Goneva (left) and Peceli Yato in the opening match of the Rugby World Cup. Photo: Wiltshire Times

Sam Burgess will make his first World Cup start as England go for power in their crucial Pool A clash with Wales at Twickenham.

The rugby league convert replaces the injured Jonathan Joseph in midfield, with Brad Barritt shifting to outside centre to accommodate him.

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Stuart Lancaster hasn’t gambled on Sam Burgess – he deserves to start

By Sir Ian McGeechan

England's Sam Burgess in action against France. Photo: Reuters

England’s Sam Burgess in action against France. Photo: Reuters

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.

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