Luther Burrell is ready for the “big collisions” that await in Australia as he targets a starting role as England’s midfield
Burrell replaces Manu Tuilagi among the 32 chosen for the three-Test series against the Wallabies
The Brisbane opener on Saturday week is now a realistic objective for the centre
Luther Burrell’s international comeback is gathering pace after England drafted the Huddersfield-born centre into their squad bound for Australia.
The Northampton Saints man was chosen ahead of Ollie Devoto and is now set to play a role in Eddie Jones first trip to his homeland in charge of England.
“Against Wales you could see soon as we get on the front-foot, we want to pound the gainline,” Burrell said.
“You are putting your body on the line, you are going to take collisions and some of the contacts against Wales were massive.
said. “You are putting your body on the line, you are going to take collisions and some of the contacts against Wales were massive.
“We know that with the back-row Australia have, we are going to take some big collisions. It’s a high tempo, high intensity game plan that we want to have in place.
“It was fantastic to get back for England. I’m going to enjoy every moment and opportunity I get.
“Eddie he will be picking the players who are performing and training best. I will continue working hard, keep grounded and work closely with the coaches and grasp any opportunity I can get.”