The Telegraph is reporting that the dual-international player has been dropped from Sunday morning’s match against the Wallabies, almost a year to the day that he won man of the match in South Sydney’s NRL premiership win over Canterbury.

Twenty six year old Burgess played the match with a fractured cheekbone and finished with the Clive Churchill medal.

A loss for England at Twickenham will result in a humiliating exit from their home tournament.

James Clark