June International Tours

Burrell added to England squad to tour Australia

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England head coach Eddie Jones has added Northampton Saints centre Luther Burrell to his squad to tour Australia.

The 28 year-old Burrell comes into the squad as a replacement for Manu Tuilagi who withdrew last week because of injury.

“It’s a great opportunity for Luther who I thought played really well yesterday,” said England head coach Eddie Jones.

“He carried the ball well, defended with aggression and scored an excellent try.

“We want players who are desperate to play for their country and are willing to make the sacrifices needed to succeed at the highest level. Luther’s worked hard at his game since January and we’ve seen a significant improvement to his fitness and conditioning as a result. He thoroughly deserves his place on the tour.

“It was a tough selection call. Ollie Devoto has really impressed during his recent time in the England camp. We wish him a successful tour to South Africa with the Saxons.”

England’s three-Test series begins at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Saturday 11 June.

 

 

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