If you are a rugby fan and you haven't heard of Sam Burgess, than it's likely you live under a rock. The rugby league convert has been hailed as English rugby (union)'s messiah for the 2015 World Cup on home soil.
England's hype train has been out in force over Burgess, so news that he is finding it harder than he expected in adapting to union. Speaking to BT Sport, Burgess admitted that union is "harder than it looks", with his biggest struggle trying to adapt to the different tackle laws. Burgess was known for his ferocious tackling in league, the majority of which would be classed as no arm tackles in union and thus illegal under current laws.
Burgess has admitted that he has struggled in his two appearances of the bench, especially against Montpeiller last Friday, missing several tackles. The hype train is in full excitement mode with news that Burgess will make his first union start tonight in the return fixture at the Rec at inside centre.
Only time will tell whether he is the saviour the English think he is, or if he is another Benji Marshall.