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)
Your point on Australia not playing next year isn't strictly true, as they'll be playing the mid season Anzac Test and will probably play the Kiwis in a one off again post season, as they did in 2012.
Not quite sure what point you're trying to make about David Smith's appointment being a conflict of interest. You could make the same claim about Nigel Wood.
Edited by thirteenthman, 08 June 2014 - 12:54 PM.