Taking on the world in Oztag

LISMORE Oztag player Rodney Cummings has no idea what to expect when he represents the Australian Over-45 team at the Oztag World Cup in New Zealand next December.

Cummings was selected from the Far North Coast Over-45 team that finished third in the national championships at Coffs Harbour.

"I'm over the moon. I've never played in a World Cup before," Cummings said.

"It's not until the end of next year, but I'm looking forward to it."

Australia will play against nine teams, including New Zealand, Tonga, Samoa, the United States and England in the three-day competition.

Lismore Oztag committee member Al Petty is excited at the prospect of Australian teams playing warm-up games on the Northern Rivers before the World Cup.

"We're hoping the Australian Over-35s and Over-45s will play against the A-grade premiers from the Lismore, Ballina and Mullumbimby competitions," Petty said.

Far North Coast will send five teams to participate in the Senior State Cup at Caloundra in March.



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