George Burgess hoping to emulate brother Sam in representing Great Britain

George Burgess admits he would be ‘super proud’ to follow in the footsteps of his brother Sam and play for Great Britain later this year.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs front-rower made his England debut back in 2013 and has earned 15 caps for his country to date.

Burgess could make his Great Britain debut if he is selected by coach Wayne Bennett, while his brother Sam made two appearances for the Lions in 2007.

“I grew up watching the likes of Adrian Morley, Jamie Peacock [playing for the Lions] and got to see my brother Sam make his debut for Great Britain in 2007, which was a really proud moment for our family,” Burgess said.

“If I get the chance to make my debut this year, it’s going to be a super proud moment for me.

“The fact that we have got seven nations competing over [this period] is going to be massive.

“We have been longing for concrete fixtures to be put in place. Hopefully we can get it more in advance in the next few years, so fans can start to plan and look forward to these types of games.”

The Lions will tour the southern hemisphere this autumn, with Test matches against New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Tonga all confirmed.