I knew this was going to happen but am getting slowly more and more angry at the Aussie's apparent ignorance towards the World Cup and International RL and their so called 'holy grail' of Origin etc. There have been numerous examples of this recently here are a couple:
During a Cowboys game a couple of weeks where Tariq Sims was outstanding the commentator said something like "If he carries on in this form he will be putting himself forward for international contention" - Tariq Sims has 5 caps for Fiji as recently as 5 months ago and must be down to play on May 2 against Fiji.
On the Footy Show last night they were putting odds on the board for Origin outsiders and they had Anthony Milford (Samoa International) and James Segerayo (PNG International) on display. Does this mean Milford will conveniently pull out of the Fiji/Samoa test and Segerayo will dump PNG?
During a St George game 2 weeks ago, the commentators were saying that Tyson Frizell looks every bit a future Kangaroo - Frizell has been a Wales international for 3 years.
Origin is weeks and weeks away yet people are still starting to bang on about it. I haven't heard a single discussion on the Anzac Test and who will be in or out etc. It cannot be a co-incidence that there hasn't been a glut of tests announces for Tonga, PNG, Cook Islands, Wales et al. If they do play these internationals then all these players get cup-tied from Origin and the Kangaroos.