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#1 bird

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

Played origin, eligible for England

Dont kwow how good he is so ignore that for the moment. Does this imply that you can play oigin and represent a country other than Australia?

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:12 PM

under RLIF law you can play state of origin & for any nation you like provide you are eligible...

under ARLC law to play state of origin you have to make yourself eligible for australia...

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#3 brooza

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:26 PM

I think because he played SOO in 2009, he can probably switch from Oz to England
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#4 guess who

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

It would be very interesting to see. If he would pick England before Aus if he was given the choice.

#5 roughyedspud

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:44 PM

does'nt matter if he played in 2009 or 2012....under RLIF laws playing state of origin means ###### all

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This was an Australian interpretation. Many players did not realise there was nothing in the federation rules to prevent them playing Origin as well as tests for a different country.
The emphasis in the search for a solution was on Australia, "because it is an Australian issue".

For example, Warriors star Feleti Mateo could represent Tonga at next year's world cup even if he achieves his ambition of playing for New South Wales. It's only once he plays for the Kangaroos that he would then be ineligible.

"The reality is that Feleti has played for Tonga and he remains, at this stage, a Tongan international as long as he doesn't play an international for any other country that he qualifies for," Carter said.


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#6 Exiled Wiganer

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

Mateo is a great player - be good to see him play for Tonga - they'll all be big lads, that's for sure.

#7 roughyedspud

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:49 PM

he's played for tonga for 7 years

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#8 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

Didn't Adrian Lam play for Queensland and PNG ?
Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#9 Railway End

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

Didn't Adrian Lam play for Queensland and PNG ?


He did, and Tonie Carroll played for Queensland then New Zealand (followed by a few games for Australia later on in his career if you can work that one out!)

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#10 walter sobchak

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

Not needed, England have plenty of genuine England born forwards.