Wood's continual wanting to turn the clock back will have us playing with 15 players and having rucks and mauls next.
What worries me about the article is this quote:
"It’s fine playing as England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales separately – that’s the right thing to do to respect those individual nations and we certainly need to do that for World Cups."
Whilst he does mention about playing as GB once a cycle, that quote seems to point towards the old 'individual nations' concept of being rolled out in World Cup years only... hence your comment about turning the clock back is very apt!
I wonder if the WRL, SRL and IRL have been included in the decision making process of this GB idea considering the RFL washed their hands of funding them?