Sam Burgess Was ruled to Papua New Guinea and New Zealand.
Last 21, the 30-year-old suffered a recurrence of a shoulder injury in the NRL semi-final conquer of his club to Canberra Raiders and can be set to undergo operation.
The reduction of Burgess, who made his Great Britain debut as an 18-year-old against the Kiwis is a significant blow for Wayne Bennetts staff as they prepare to embark on the Lions tour for 23 decades.
Rugby Football League softball manager Kevin Sinfield said on Tuesday:We made it confirmed this morning that Sam Burgess will be out of this tour sadly.
It is very disappointing. Hes had an ongoing problem with his shoulder which will probably require surgery. He gutted, as are we all.
We have seen how special it is to all our players, Sam was among the chosen few formerly whove worn the top and didnt outstandingly well inside.
Hes a leader and a real big personality in that dressing room and in the area he is world class so well surely miss him.
Itll offer someone else having an chance and hopefully they can grab it.
The RFL declared a 16-man England squad for the World Cup Nines, with 11 of them staying for the Lions tour.
Additional NRL-based players and representatives from Saturdays Grand Final between Salford and St Helens will boost that squad before its declared on Monday.
Among the forwards on stand-by is Castleford prop Liam Watts, however, Sinfield stated:Theres still a lot to be determined.
Youd expect a large determined to participate from the Grand Final in the weekend and were going to piece all that together on Sunday morning.
Weve a fantastic idea of where we are in and Wayne is fully across all. We have had six selectors hard at work pulling squads together, it is probably the most stringent selection process we have ever had.
Sinfield verified that former Leeds centre Kallum Watkins, now with Gold Coast Titans, was not chosen because of a rib injury and a final decision has not yet been created on the fitness of Wigan loose forward Sean OLoughlin, whos predicted to be termed Lions captain.
Sinfield claims following belatedly proving his eligibility newly-crowned Man of Steel Jackson Hastings is in fact.
The Salford half-back was born in Australia but, such as Warrington stand-off Blake Austin, has an grandparent and he lodged papers to demonstrate his qualification a week back.
We would have liked to own it all confirmed a tiny bit sooner, particularly when you believe how quick Blake was, Sinfield stated.
But we know where Jackson was and now hes in contention like everyone else.
Its a shame hes missed some of those sessions we conducted through the year but, from my experience of spending a bit of time with himhes a quite a sociable lad who will fit into many dressing rooms
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