I thought David Niu had moved on to promoting Gridiron in Hawaii or something?
Whatever, it is a travesty that people who have put so much time and effort into the game in the US are just being trampled underfoot. I could even understand it if they were being replaced by top class players -but they aren't. Generally, I say it is bad to have a team getting hammered and it is better to get some decent heritage players but in this case, I think it is important to get the regular US RL players involved. I'm all for heritage players to develop the first team but this is ridiculous and sad to say, does actually make the game look a farce.
If nothing did before (and it did) this highlights the importance of an International body with some teeth.