So after a great World Cup which showed the potential of international rugby league, there is no World cup legacy, England will not be playing in England for the next few years. Australia have decided there not gonna play next year. David Smith has been made vice chairman of the RLIF even though he heads up the NRL (no conflict of interest there then)
Does a single person running our game have any vision or something about them which could push the international game forward?
The NRL and State of Origin for all its positives have become huge monsters which dwarves over the rest of the sport and in many ways is preventing it from developing.
Another problem......We are obsessed with Australia and do not see the value of developing the sport in Europe on our doorstep. We do not play France and Wales enough and Australia do not play the Pacific teams enough, yes they'll get thrashed but getting thrashed is the only way you'll learn and get better. They will not get better by refusing to play them.
What happened to good old fashioned international rugby league which doesn't have to involve England, NZ, and Oz playing each other over and over.
People running the greatest game are way too short sighted and lack vision.
The international game has actually gone backwards since the 1995 World Cup...appalling.