Burgess Scores in England Rout of France
Rabbitohs prop Thomas Burgess has scored his first international try in England’s 80-point rout of France at Leigh Sports Village overnight.
England scored 15 tries to one in the 84-4 demolition of France, ahead of their three Test series against New Zealand.
Burgess, who wore the number 15 jersey off the interchange bench, set the tone in the second half by scoring in the 42nd minute of the game, carrying four defenders across the line to take the score to 38-4 at the time.
Thomas’ older brother and former Rabbitohs player Sam was in the crowd of 8,380 to watch his younger sibling score his first four-pointer in the white jersey of England.
Thomas swapped his jersey at the end of the game as a momento of the record breaking victory over the French.
To read the England Rugby League’s full match report, click here.
England 84 (Brett Ferres 3, John Bateman 2, Ryan Hall 2, James Roby 2, Josh Hodgson, Liam Farrell, Thomas Burgess, Joe Burgess, George Williams tries; Gareth Widdop 12 goals)
France 4 (Olivier Arnaud try)