Any truth in the rumour that if you don't play for your county that you cant play for GB?
There was a rule that meant that you couldn't play for your Country unless you had played for your County - and you couldn't play for your County unless you had represented your District in the Town Team!
Then, to make sure coaches were able to pick who they wanted, they changed it to mean that you couldn't play for your County if you had "refused" to play for your District, etc etc.
This, in effect, was meant for perennial GB players who were selected year after year, not wanting to bother playing in their Town Teams. If they turned up for training they were eligible (even if they weren't actually available for selection due to work commitments or injuries etc).
Before you start shouting your mouth off Marauder - this was well before the RFL had representative amateur sides. It was BARLA who allowed these changes to go through - pushed through by the coaches of the BARLA GB teams - and most certainly NOT the Districts or the County Committees.