This pretty much sums it all up for me !
Meanwhile, the Guardian also notes that organisers of yawnion's 2015 World Cup kick-and-clap borefest are warning that "there will be disappointment' in the ticketing ballot after receiving 5m applications"
I write all of this as a massive fan of international RL, but I am utterly sick of the ineptitude and short-sightedness of RL administrators/owners etc around the globe.
For me SOO is killing International Rugby League. When you have players from overseas wanting to put on a SOO jumper rather than a international jumper for the land of their berth because you get payed more playing SOO it stiinks. SOO has its place of course, but not at the expense on International Rugby League.