The NRL, meanwhile, is sick of waiting around for a properly constituted RLIF and has decided to take responsibility for the Pacific itself, launching a strategy a couple of weeks back and sending Sonny Bill Williams and Smith to Samoa, Jarryd Hayne to Fiji etc.
prior to englishman nigel wood becoming head of the RLIF 6months ago the RLIF has been headed by kiwis & australians for the previous 10 years.....if they are sick of waiting they should have done it years ago when they where in charge
the odds continue to lengthen of a traditional Great Britain tour next year because the players have been promised the post season off (although other countries, most with NRL players in their sides, plan to play).
lengthen? its dead in the water...
The Kiwis weren't about to wait for the Aussies to sort out their politics for next spring – they booked an incoming tour by the French which they deemed to be affordable.
the kiwis did'nt stand up to the RLPA in 2012 and they won't in 2015 either...
if they where to stand up to the RLPA do you not think they'd rather have GB or england over for a series instead of ONE game against the french cos thats all the RLPA is going to allow them to play!
at the end of the day dave smith & the NRL should have ###### all to do with international RL....australia should be represented at the RLIF by john grant and the ARLC!!
alot of work the NRL does,especially in the pacific is about building the NRL brand,sod all to do with international RL
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