Sam Burgess: "He’s trying to sell his book”

Big Sammy hits back

25 October 2017

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Sam Burgess has hit back at the criticism of his Rugby Union adventure saying former England director Rob Andrew is just trying to sell his book.

Burgess who represented England at the 2015 Rugby Union World Cup has dismissed Andrew's opinion, that his selection provided a negative impact on the side. 

“Rob wasn’t really around the camp, Rob didn’t see the work I put in,” Burgess told BBC Radio 5 Live.

“Rob didn’t see how I contributed to the squad.

"Rob’s sitting from, in my opinion, an outsider’s view.

“I do disagree with him and I’m sure there are people out there who do know what happened, who understand what went down, how hard the training was, how hard I worked to get in that squad.

“I’m very proud of my performance for England and what I contributed to the team.

“Unfortunately results didn’t go as we planned at that team but Rob’s entitled to his opinion.

"He’s trying to sell his book.”

At the 2015 World Cup, England were embarrassed failing to make to through to the knockout stage on home soil.   

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