However, Burgess believes that England's alternatives are perfectly capable of taking on the Kangaroos.
"I'm really disappointed for Sean, and for Josh as well. Not many people are talking about Josh but what he has brought to the England side over the last three or four years has been fantastic," he told reporters.
"So, as much as we'll miss the boys, we've got some great players coming in and we're excited at the opportunity. I don't see that a lot changes for us. We've been extremely consistent in our training."
England will be making their first World Cup final appearance since they were beaten 16-8 by Australia at Wembley in 1995.