The RLWC games have all been great so far - something of a throwback in fact. Played in "proper" RL conditions with bags of commitment, no little skill - tough but honest.
So what if the Aussies will win it again in the end? The games in the meantime have been a joy to watch (thank you Virgin Media).
Absolutely, did you watch the NZ game? Every hit was a huge collision!
I was talkling to someone prior to the world cup and they couldnt see the point in the world cup, that the finalists were obvious etc. They were keen to keep a Tri Nations as those were the only real contenders. But just this first week has shown us how far some countries have come in terms of development which can only be a good thing. And hopefully, in the coming years more and more locally born players will saturate the sides rather than Aussies seemingly claiming residence everywhere and anywhere. For now however I do recognise the benefit that overseas players bring the likes of the USA and Italy et al.
Still, to get back to your point BSJ I have to say I am completely with you on this one - Quality, spirited, international rugby league every night, who cares who wins!