Their is a massive misconception about the Pacific Island Nations as a Rugby League force on most English forums.
I agree to be honest, I can't see them being able to compete, as they just don't have the money and only then only PNG or Fiji are likely to. I can't see a Samoan team of ex-Kiwi internationals being able to beat the Kiwis or Aussies regularly, otherwise they'd be playing for NZ. We need France as the fourth competitive nation, due to their history in the game, huge resources, crowds and of course, because they are a 'real' team full of players developed in France. I hope we can play them either at home or in France before we jet off to the Four Nations, if Catalans don't make the GF we need to play them in October. But we should be playing them in France every year, as it will be more competitive and the crowds would be larger.