It is being widely reported that England Rugby League star Sam Burgess is "on the verge" of making a switch to Ruby Union with a view to playing for England in the 2015 World Cup.
There’s no doubt that the South Sydney Rabbitohs loose forward is a fine rugby player. The question is, where on earth would England play him?
Expecting him to pick up sufficient skills and nous to play in the England pack in such a short timeframe is surely a non-starter.
However, if (as is being rumoured) he is expected to occupy the number 12 shirt, we need only to look at the phenomenal success of the last English Rugby League forward who was selected to play inside centre for England – Andy Farrell.