LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Sam Burgess has been named captain of England's rugby league team, less than a year after switching codes from union, the England Rugby League said on Monday.
England's Sam Burgess is given time off by Premiership club Bath to consider his future in rugby union, BBC Sport learns.
Rugby League convert Sam Burgess says he "feels like a rugby union player" before England face Ireland in the last warm-up match ahead of the World Cup.
England coach Steve McNamara is "sure" rugby union convert Sam Burgess will return to rugby league at some stage.
South Sydney Rabbitohs star Sam Burgess is set to return to international rugby for the first time since last year's rugby union World Cup in the upcoming Four Nations.