I think people are misunderstanding. Him being Chairman is a statesmanship role but he doesn't have any powers. The Board need to agree decisions and if the NZ and OZ candidates won't play ball then there is little he can do. They hardly have any money - the money for a CEO, which would be in excess of £100k a year, would be taken out of developing nations pot. And what's the point of paying a CEO in excess of 6 figures a year when they would ultimately have no power. Richardson would have been the ideal man though to try and wrest power from the NRL and he knows how to work the politics. An opportunity missed.
Mascord is becoming increasingly tedious and inaccurate in his journalism though. He finishes by saying the northern hemisphere had their chance to lead and blew it? Isn't this the whole issue? This shouldn't be about different hemispheres, the RLIF should be the unification of the world game, leading from the front, not one hemisphere wanting to do things their own way. As it is, the RLIF is a meaningless body in its present state
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