Brisbane - Sam Burgess is set to make his
return to rugby league when he starts for the World team in the NRL All-Stars
match against Australia's Indigenous All Stars.
Teams for the February 13 match were
announced on Tuesday, with World coach Wayne Bennett selecting Burgess subject
to ratification of his contract with South Sydney, the NRL club he has returned
to after playing rugby union in England.
Burgess played for England at the Rugby
World Cup but his transition into the centres in the 15-man code was
unsuccessful, prompting his switch back to rugby league.
He will join Australia captain Cam Smith
and players from New Zealand, Fiji, England, Wales, Samoa and Papua New Guinea
in the World team.
North Queensland Cowboys playmaker
Johnathan Thurston will lead the Indigenous squad.