Rugby league will be showcased on the world stage in Brisbane this Saturday and nib Newcastle Knights players will be watching on to see who will take the glory.

Australia was the outright favourite amongst Knights players, although there’s always someone that loves the underdog.

Most couldn’t go past the green and gold, describing them as just too classy.

World Cup Tally

Australia - 9

England - 1

Jamie Buhrer: Australia – “Because I’m Australian.”

Brock Lamb: Australia – “Too much class.”

Kalyn Ponga: Australia – “Has been my team the whole competition. Too big, too strong, too fast and too good.”

Danny Levi: Australia – “They have been too clinical the whole tournament, I don’t think you can go past them.”

Mitch Barnett: Australia – “They are favourites and you can’t lose backing winners.”

Luke Yates: Australia – “The speed they play with will be too much for England.”

Shaun Kenny-Dowall: England – “Although the Aussies will probably win, I’m going for England. I love an underdog to win.”

Lachlan Fitzgibbon: Australia – “The Aussies by 14! Too clinical and they have too many world class players.”

Daniel Saifiti: Australia – “By 18! Too much class all over the park.”

Connor Watson: Australia