BEN Currie will start tomorrow's Rugby League World Cup Final against Australia.

The Wolves star was initially named on the bench, but will now start in the second row after skipper Sean O'Loughlin was ruled out with a quad strain.

Sam Burgess moves back to loose forward and takes the captaincy, while St Helens' Jonny Lomax comes onto the bench.

Currie's promotion means he joins Wolves teammates Chris Hill and Kevin Brown in the starting line-up for the game at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.