Johns would like to see WCS taken to Australia

Rugby league legend Andrew Johns believes that the World Club Series should be taken to his native Australia in the future, after insisting that there is plenty of interest in the competition Down Under.

The second edition of the competition gets underway on Friday with St Helens taking on Sydney Roosters, and Johns told the Warrington Guardian that it would be great to see the game played on pitches more familiar to the Australian sides.

Despite winning 3-0 in the inaugural series last year, he says it would be fantastic to see the games on drier pitches.

“There was a lot of interest back home, a lot of people watched it and a lot of people talked about it last year,” said Johns.

“I think the defending Premier side last year, South Sydney, they won by 39 points (against St Helens) – you’re representing your club and coming over here and showing what the Australian game is all about.

“I would love to see them take it over to Australia and play on the dry pitches over there.

“You play at night here and it’s slippery, when you get on a dry pitch it can be a different game.”