AN Australian visitor to Huddersfield will find her loyalties divided this weekend when England and Australia's rugby union teams battle it out for World Cup glory.
Doreen Dawson was born in Liverpool, but has lived in Perth, Western Australia, since she emigrated with her parents 47 years ago.
Her parents, brother, daughter and three grandchildren still live there. She also has a son, who lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mrs Dawson has cousins in the UK and is now living in Hipperholme, working as a secretary at Huddersfield University's architecture department.
She said she does not follow rugby closely, but has been taking more interest than normal because of the England and Australia games.
The teams clash on Saturday morning in the Rugby Union World Cup Final in Sydney.
Coincidentally, the two countries also meet on Saturday evening in the final test of the Rugby League Ashes series at the McAlpine Stadium in Huddersfield.
Mrs Dawson said: "I feel almost divided in my loyalties. I was born in England but by now you have to call me Australian, so I think I will be backing for Australia. They have got some good players and stand a good chance."
Mrs Dawson hopes cheering for the opposition will not make her enemies in the town as she plans to say indefinitely.
She plans to take up a post at Stoneham Housing Group in Birkby.
* Rugby fans are expected to pack pubs on Saturday morning to watch the World Cup action. Many will be at Lloyds in King Street, where staff will be serving beer and breakfast from 9am.