England captain, Sean O'Loughlin is out of the Rugby League World Cup final.
The inspirational loose forward suffered a strain against Tonga but hasn't recovered in time. Sam Burgess will wear the captain’s armband, a role he performed during the 2016 Four Nations, with Ben Currie starting and Jonny Lomax moving to the bench.
The injury means Burgess gets a chance to lead England in the biggest game of his career. He's won a premiership with South Sydney, played in Four Nations finals and Tests with Great Britain, but tonight's clash with Australia will be up there with those.
Australia will host England at 10 tonight in the final of the Rugby League World Cup.
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