19 Feb 2014

England coach thinks centres spot would suit Burgess

11:24 am on 19 February 2014

English rugby's backs coach Andy Farrell has suggested the high-profile league convert Sam Burgess would be best suited to a rugby union role in the centres.

Burgess, who weighs in at 116 kilos, will leave his league status behind in October when the the 25-year-old will join Bath, the English west country club which bankrolled Burgess's million dollar transfer fee.

But Farrell, a former dual-code international himself, also says England won't interfere in Bath's plans for the big-money import from the South Sydney league club.