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Sam Burgess feels he is improving after switch to rugby union

Sam Burgess feels he is making good progress as he continues his learning curve having made the switch from rugby league to union.

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After making the switch from rugby league to rugby union, Sam Burgess feels he is improving all the time as he gets to grip with the game.

Burgess completed a move from South Sydney Rabbitohs to Bath last year, and the debate goes on as to whether Burgess would be best suited in the forward pack or in the centres.

The former Bradford Bulls man is being talked about as a possible inclusion in Stuart Lancaster's England squad for the World Cup later this year, but Burgess says there is plenty of work ahead before he can think about that.

"I have tried to leave you guys [the media] to do that [talk of expectations]," said Burgess, who is due to make his international bow in union for England Saxons against Ireland Wolfhounds on Friday.

"I'm just trying to keep it as simple as I can, just get on with the job. I understand this is part of it but just get on with the job, keep it simple as I can and do as much as I can for the team on the night.

"The transition has been good. There's been areas I've struggled with and getting to grips with a lot more now with the more time I spend on the field.

"Certainly I think I'm improving, but I'm still a long way off yet. Like I said, it's been a great ride and hopefully I can pick up some tools over the next seven days.

"Everyone is asking that question [about the World Cup]. I'm just thinking about taking it week by week at the moment trying to improve my game and see how far I can come that time of the year.

"I'll keep it pretty simple, work as hard as I can on my game and the small things within. Then come that time of year we'll see if I'm good enough to make the squad."

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