26th April 2021, 14:09 | englandrl

England Watch | NRL

England Watch | NRL

Tom Burgess continues eye-catching form at Souths

Tom Burgess continued his eye-catching NRL form as his South Sydney Rabbitohs side were 40-30 winners at Gold Coast Titans on Friday.

The 29-year-old's 49-minute shift included 157 running metres, with 64 coming post-contact. The hulking forward also remarkably managed 46 kick return metres, third only in the game to the full back pair of Titan Alex Brimson and his team mate Alex Johnson.

Elsewhere on Friday, Brisbane Broncos centre Herbie Farnworth played the full match and managed 113 running metres, but he was on the losing side as Parramatta Eels ran out 46-6 winners on home turf.

On Saturday, the ever-improving Luke Thompson was Canterbury Bulldogs' top tackler with 36 as his side chalked up a hard-fought 18-12 win at Cronulla Sharks.

The former St Helens man also chimed in with 164 running metres from 17 carries, a figure which included an incredible 80 post-contact metres.

George Williams was a first-half tryscorer for Canberra Raiders as they came up just short in a 24-26 defeat at North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday.

Elliot Whitehead and Ryan Sutton started in the pack for the beaten Raiders.

Whitehead played the full 80 at second row clocked 34 tackles, a try assist and a line-break assist, while Sutton played 58 minutes at loose forward, running 108 metres and making an admirable 41 tackles during his time on the pitch.

England play Combined Nations All Stars at Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday 25 June 25 – part of an historic double-header featuring the Men’s and Women’s teams. England Women face Wales at 6pm, before Shaun Wane takes charge of the England team for the first time at 8pm.

Tickets are on sale now via the RFL website, priced £20 for adults and £10 for under U16s. An initial 4,000 tickets are available, with the hope that further areas of the stadium will become available as social distancing requirements ease.