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NRL news: England's Sam Burgess named South Sydney captain

SYDNEY (AP) England captain Sam Burgess has been handed the same role at his South Sydney team in the National Rugby League.

Souths coach Wayne Bennett, who also coaches the England national squad, made the announcement Thursday ahead of his team's Friday match against Canterbury.

Burgess takes over for Greg Inglis, who retired unexpectedly earlier this week due to serious shoulder injuries.