Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith at a press conference.
Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith at a press conference. PAUL MILLER

Kangaroos know Scotland will be 'a bit of a tricky game'

RUGBY LEAGUE: Cameron Smith is eyeing a return to Anfield for the Four Nations final on November 21 (AEST) but says the Kangaroos will not under-estimate Scotland when the sides meet on Saturday morning in Hull.

Smith joined England captain Sam Burgess, Scotland skipper Danny Brough and New Zealand leader Jesse Bromwich at the launch of the tournament at the home of Liverpool.

The skippers were not allowed on the hallowed turf but got a peek at the newly expanded stadium.

Smith said the Aussies knew what to expect from a fired-up Scottish outfit and would have to be on their guard against a team sprinkled with top-class players, such as Luke Douglas, Lachlan Coote, Kane Linnett and Euan Aitken.

"I know a few of the guys involved in their team,” Smith said.

"There are a handful of NRL players in there and a couple of the senior guys that are involved in the Super League, but overall not a whole heap.

"The one thing I do know is that they're going to come out and give their all against us.

"In a way it's a bit of a tricky game for us - we don't know a whole lot about their side, we're playing in entirely different conditions to what we're used to, and it's going to be pretty windy and pretty cold and pretty greasy up in Hull.

"The way that we've been preparing and the way we've been talking about this match is that we've just got to go out and play like we're playing against England or New Zealand.

"It's going to be pretty tough and we just need to start well against the Scottish team and if we do that then hopefully that will give us the win.”


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