A shame for Fiji as they were 4th at the World Cup on merit and, arguably, should have been in the 4N on that alone.
Saying that, Samoa could add Mose Masoe, Sia Soliola, BJ Leulia, Anthony Milford, Harrison Hansen and Steve Matai to that side. That being the case, they could be very competitive in the autumn if they get their heads right.
Fiji have been treated disgracefully in my opinion. The other teams to make the WC semi's were allowed into the Four Nations. They must be gutted.
It's too early to think about a lasting legacy but it's hard to be too convinced - there is still no scheduled top international competition for 2014 (4 Nations) which is very poor. In terms of Britain, the TV viewing figures for weekly Super League matches is massively up but who knows how this will last. Crowds started with a huge increase from last year but have levelled out a bit since. The RFL continues to be controversial as ever.
In my opinion the World Cup was a great event but it came at a time when our game is at something of a crossroads. Interesting times for sure.