Burgess ready for 'awesome' mid-season test

South Sydney Rabbitohs and England international forward Thomas Burgess says the opportunity to promote the game overseas is 'awesome' and can't wait to take on New Zealand on Saturday (Sunday 6am AEST).

With the rep round in full swing on Australian soil England and New Zealand will fly the Rugby League flag in America, which has Burgess itching for kick off.

"It's going to be awesome I don't think anyone has ever played at an NFL stadium before," Burgess told England Rugby League media.

"Everyone else is having their rep round so I think it's only right that we and New Zealand have our rep round and promote the game in America."

Back amongst the England squad since the World Cup in Australia Burgess is happy to be around his fellow countrymen.

"It's good to see all the boys, you miss that camaraderie when you're over in Australia a little bit," Burgess explained.

"So, it's good to be back together it's good to get around them and get amongst the banter."

Both teams will be subject to different condition this week with the high altitude to play a part in Saturday's match (Sunday 6am AEST), however, but Burgess believe it's just a matter of dusting themselves down and adjusting to their new surroundings.

"There were few boys saying that the altitude has an effect on them," said Burgess.

"But I think it was more just some cobwebs from the flight and the game from the previous week but I'm sure it will do us a world of good getting that session out of the way today."

With the opportunity to be crown international Rugby League's second-best team both sides will be giving it their all at Mile High Stadium, however, Burgess is just keen to be a part of growing the game.

"There's something over here for the game and everyone is interested and everyone wants to know why we are here," said Burgess

"We've already had a few say that they are going to the game, which is great."

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