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Sam Burgess has been tipped to be a hit by England World Cup winner Jason Robinson. The South Sydeny Rabitohs star has agreed a switch to return to England but with one eye on the World Cup next year.
Burgess was unveiled as a Bath player yesterday and Robinson, who successfully made the switch from league to union, believes the 25-year-old will take the sport by storm.
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"There's no doubt in my mind that he'll play a massive part for England," the former full-back said. People ask, 'is he capable of doing it in such a short space of time?'. They're looking at 11 months until the Rugby World Cup. Can he play for England? My journey proves that it can be done.
Ferdinand in hot water
Rio Ferdinand has been handed a three match suspension by the FA. The QPR defender has also been fined £25,000 for sending a Tweet using what was deemed to be a sexist word.
The former Manchester United defender confirmed earlier this month that he intended to retire at the end of the season. QPR lifted themselves of the bottom of the Premier League table with a win over Aston Villa on Monday.
Stuart Broad has finally broken his silence on Kevin Peitersen’s claims of bullying in the England dressing room, insisting that there wasn’t a climate of fear. Team-mate James Anderson added that the claims, made in Pietersen’s autobiography, left a ‘bitter taste in the mouth’.
Sebastian Vettel may miss qualifying for this weekend’s US Grand Prix. Drivers are only allowed to use five power units in a season and Vettel may be forced to use a 6th in Austin, which would activate a 10 place penalty. He may instead opt to sit out qualifying in order to preserve his engine for the race.
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