1st December 2017, 03:00 | englandrl

O'Loughlin ruled out of World Cup final

O'Loughlin ruled out of World Cup final

Sam Burgess to captain side in Sean O'Loughlin's absence

England captain Sean O'Loughlin has been ruled out of Saturday's World Cup final with a quad strain.

In his absence, Sam Burgess will captain the side. Sam captained England during the 2016 Four Nations.

Ben Currie moves into Second Row from the interchange, whilst Sam Burgess takes up the Loose Forward position.

Full-back Jonny Lomax shifts into the 17.

England 19-man squad to play Australia:

1. Widdop
2. McGillvary
3. Watkins
4. Bateman
5. Hall
6. Brown
7. Gale
8. Hill
9. Roby
10. Graham
16. Currie
12. Whitehead
11. S.Burgess
14. Walmsley
15. T.Burgess
17. Heighington
18. Lomax
19. Taylor
20. Williams

Watch the World Cup final between England and Australia live on BBC One from 8:30am on Saturday 2 December.