Athletics: Teenage sprinter Eddie Osei-Nketia eyes rugby legacy for New Zealand

Kiwi-Aussie sprint sensation Eddie Osei-Nketia wants to create rugby legacy - like All Blacks icon Jonah Lomu - but hasn't yet decided where his national allegiances lie.

The teenager has become the subject of a trans-Tasman tug o' war, after winning the Australian men's 100m title on the weekend, following up his victory at the New Zealand championships last month.

His 10.19s in the Australian semi-finals makes him the fourth-fastest Kiwi of all-time - less than a tenth of a second behind dad Gus Nketia, who holds the national record at 10.11s.

Born in New Zealand, Osei-Nketia grew up in Canberra and now the Aussies are claiming him for their national relay team.

Osei-Nketia insists he hasn't made up his mind yet, but told The Project he really wanted to play rugby for New Zealand.

"I want to make a legacy in rugby, like Jonah Lomu, and do something like he did before he passed away… be remembered for a long time," he said.

Quizzed Patrick Gower: "And obviously you want to do that in the black jersey, like Jonah… please say yes."

Responded Osei-Nketia: "Yes, I do."

Watch the video for the full interview on The Project.

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