Aussie stars join Scotland

By Simon Dilger.   Last Updated: 30/05/08 11:37am

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Robertson: Scots ancestry

Robertson: Scots ancestry

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Scots boost World Cup hopes with Australians

Scotland have received a boost to their hopes of lifting the Rugby League World Cup later this year with the addition of three Australian National Rugby League stars to their squad.

Manly winger Michael Robertson became the latest to join the Scottish line-up after he was given approval this week.

Robertson, who was equal top tryscorer in 27 matches last season, joins forwards Keith Galloway (Wests Tigers) and Chris Armit (Canterbury Bulldogs) in representing the Scots during the tournament down under.

Organisers, the Rugby League World Cup, confirmed that the 25-year old, whose grandfather was born in Scotland and moved to Australia, became eligible after his ancestry papers were approved by England's Rugby Football League.

Ten nations will compete across 12 venues in the competition that runs from October 25 to November 22.

Scotland will play France in Canberra on October 26 and Fiji at the Central Coast in New South Wales on November 5.

Australia have held the title of World Champions since 1975.

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