Given that Edwards and Panface have held precisely zero rugby league head coach positions, and have been busy feathering their nests in the lazy, slow and quite frankly boring sport of rugby union I fail to see why anyone would want this pair in the top job(s).
Are you expecting the National coach to get his slalom poles and cones out and start teaching the players how to pass, run lines and make tackles? National coaches are all about man management (well the really good ones are) creating an environment that's conducive to a winning culture and motivating their players, if there's any actual coaching to do they delegate that to trusted assistants.
You're not seriously suggesting that Farrell and Edwards aren't qualified to Manage a top RL team are you, you're not so blinkered as to beleive that just because theyve plied there trade in RU that neither of them haven't kept up to speed with modern RL tactics and methods.
Both are massively well respected and would command the attention of any RL player.
Let's face it they'd be a huge step up from the dross we've had in recent years and their time away from RL just might mean they bring something different to our National team.
Only the monumentally stupid would rule them out as an option.