27 Oct 2008

Call for Aboriginal and Maori teams in World Cup

7:07 am on 27 October 2008

Match-winner Jamie Soward has called for the Indigenous Australian and New Zealand Maori rugby league teams to be included in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, after securing the 34-26 win over the Maori.

Soward produced the clutch play and conversion in the 71st minute to give Rhys Wesser his second try of the day that secured the win in Sydney.

The clash was a warm up for the World Cup game between Australia and New Zealand, won 30-6 by the Kangaroos, but Soward wants the Indigenous team and the Maori added to the next World Cup to increase the competition in international rugby league.

And the St George Illawarra five-eighth believes some of Australia's best players would support the idea and pick the Indigenous team over the Kangaroos.