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.
By Sir Ian McGeechan
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.