I'm not taking anything away from Jamaica either - and it's not irresponsible at all. Maybe if the Knights would have played Jamaica years ago it wouldn't have taken a decade and a half to get to this level.
Their players have been paying their OWN way to games in Jamaica. Before 2016, they had only played Canada, USA and South Africa. 2016 saw them face Ireland (In Ireland) and Wales (At Wakefield) and then a year later they played France (In France).
That attracted a lot of good players, who played in those games, and then subsequently formed the spine of a side that got to the World Cup. Games like are pivotal to get the likes of Ben Jones-Bishop, Ashton Golding, Jordan Turner and Mike Lawrence on board, for example.
We've got to start the international game here, and then let it expand organically from there. If Nigeria played just 1 game over here, result regardless, people/players/administrators/sponsors would jump on board.
Let's not all start developing Australian-like Rugby League mentality that we will only look after ourselves...