30 Sep 2011

Former Warrior says Grand Final bigger than England-Scotland

6:54 am on 30 September 2011

The England rugby team's former Warrior Shontayne Hape says the Rugby World Cup pool match between England and Scotland is hugely important, but fails to match the significance of the Warriors bid to become the first New Zealand side to win the NRL Grand Final.

Hape, who was born in New Zealand before moving to England and switching codes, watched on Saturday as his former team beat the Melbourne Storm to qualify for the Grand Final.

He's looking looking forward to Sunday's final against Manly, but only after England get the two points they need on Saturday against Scotland to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.