Some of Steve Mascords comments on a few different topics have been a little odd lately, certainly for someone who knows the International game better than most. His comments about sides stacked with expats is bizarre considering the number of full member nations who do exactly that at every WC. And the idea of the 'well organised South Africa' making the WC might sound nice, but is a nation that doesn't even play full Internationals ready for the elevation.
The notion of getting the 'strongest nations' to the WC would be laudible if when they got there they didn't just fly a plane load of Aussies, Kiwis and Englishmen in. Unless of course Mascord is saying that in the qualifiers it's not OK to play heritage players, but when you actually reach the WC, pick as many as you want. Interesting to see what the RLIF decide with this.