That may be so but it still doesn't justify why one can't a a Queenslander or a NSW player and also represent another country internationally.
Because SOO is a selection series for the Australian side.
That is the way it stands and like it or not, it will not change.
I think Australia provides way too many players to other countries in this sport to try and build up weaker teams with heritage players to the sports detriment at international level.
When an Australian born player wants to be considered for SOO and the country of their birth the whole set up in Australia is vilified and dragged through the ######.
Maybe the rules should be, once you select your Test Nation of choice is forever.
I wouldn't mind that, it would lock things down and players that believe their hearts lie with their heritage can play for that team or perhaps even move back there and spread the word about the game and mentor some youngsters.
That would help develop the Pacific Island teams rather than just stacking their squads with Australians.