Tuesday 19 September 2017

Sam Burgess set for rugby league comeback at All Stars match in February

Sam Burgess will return to action in the new year
Sam Burgess will return to action in the new year

Sam Burgess will make his official return to rugby league in the NRL All Stars match after being named in Wayne Bennett's World side.

The dual-code international, whose inclusion is subject to finalising his NRL contract with South Sydney, is one of four Sydney-based England internationals selected in the team to play the Indigenous side at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on February 13.

He is joined by brother Tom, former St Helens forward James Graham and Halifax-born stand-off Gareth Widdop.

Cameron Smith will captain the side while Johnathan Thurston will lead the Indigenous team, who are aiming to win the annual pre-season fixture for the third time in a row.

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