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Reinvigorated Burrell relishing Australia Test series

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Luther Burrell says that the disappointment of missing out on England’s Rugby World Cup campaign has renewed his hunger for success at international level, and that he is looking forward to the opportunity to create history Down Under.

Speaking to BBC Sport ahead of England’s first Test against Australia on Saturday, Burrell said: “You have disappointments and you have exciting times; I’ve had a taste of both.

“It’s given me, I wouldn’t say more hunger, but re-established the hunger that I had inside me to get back in this set up and be part of something unique.

“Going to Australia and winning three Tests is going to be one hell of an achievement if we do it.”

England’s match in Brisbane on Saturday is the first of three Tests against the Wallabies, with England hoping to secure a first Test series win against Australia.

Burrell will start at inside centre on Saturday following an impressive try-scoring appearance against Wales at Twickenham last month, and he is relishing the opportunity to create history Down Under: “It’s huge but how exciting is that to be part of something special?

“To be part of a touring squad to go to Australia and win a series is what rugby dreams are made of. It’s a pretty exciting challenge for me.”