Nice to have Boxhead back.
Now, on the thread about lions Tours, there was some debate about the Aussies' approach to the international game.
Set against the presumption that they do not care, we have this and the PNG Queensland Cup team (and more England players in the NRL).
If the game's greatest strength is the NRL - which is already international - with 4 Nations and World Cups being by far the only serious international competition we can muster, then how about a system with, say pro clubs in the 7 nations which have the deepest domestic roots, with a 4 year World Cup on top?
Dare I say it, it could be a work of accidental genius. What is likely to benefit the game long term more in Fiji and PNG - a Pacific nations competition every 4 years, or week in, week out high level competition every week? So, we could have 2 pro clubs in Wales, 2 in SL1/2 in France, NZ in the NRL and PNG/Fiji in Qland/NSW Cups (probably only slightly lower standard than the bottom of SL).
It's a shame that the RLIF don't claim this idea as part of a masterplan, because it looks superb from where I am sitting.