Those in the Rugby league "bubble" fail to appreciate what a tough sell to the Australian sporting public any side be it GB or England is for a tour down there. The fact is you only get respect if you beat the Green and Gold on a reguiar basis and that has not happened. The Australian sporting public looks forward to a GB / England tour in thev same way many of you look forward to your club playing this years London Broncos.
In short a foregone conclusion of a 3-0 hammering with siren voices down under wondering why players are beng required to play in this series instead of resting up for another tough season in the NRL.
For once I am with Nigel Wood "you cannot invite yourself to someone elses party" - Particularily if you are seen as a party pooper..