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Jackson Hastings given the all clear for GB

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Purely from the perspective of seeing something different, I do hope that the GB team has a slightly different look to the England team. I know it's going to be mostly England players, but just a few players from elsewhere would give it a different dynamic.

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If Hastings can help win us the WC I’ll look past his heritage. England winning would do more for rugby league in this country than anything I could imagine.

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England /GB should not be relying on Heritage players IMO

They are supposed to be tier one teams.

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If in his heart he is committed to GB, he meets the criteria then why not? 

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Previously, the only Hastings link to RL was Tulsen Tollett, who was born in Hastings

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44 minutes ago, RayCee said:

If in his heart he is committed to GB, he meets the criteria then why not? 

It looks more like opportunism to me.

If he had stayed at Manly do you think he would be throwing his Hat in the ring?


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28 minutes ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

England have a great spine, possibly their best ever

1 Coote

6 Widdop 

7 Hastings 

9 Hodgson 

That is pretty sad if that was close to being accurate.

None of the above will go down as greats by anyones measure.

Two Aussie castoffs and two good but not best ever English player's 

Coote does not qualify for England by the way.

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57 minutes ago, Allora said:

England /GB should not be relying on Heritage players IMO

They are supposed to be tier one teams.

Way of the world these days. Not ideal but the greater good is England/GB being as competitive as possible to knock you lot over. 

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53 minutes ago, The Future is League said:

Remind me about Semi Radradra

He wasn't a heritage player.

He was residency and it was a mistake that has been admitted and rules changed so it will not happen again.

Note, his selection was widely disliked by the majority of fans at the time, it made no sense.

 


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1 hour ago, Man of Kent said:

Way of the world these days. Not ideal but the greater good is England/GB being as competitive as possible to knock you lot over. 

Picking players that have a Granddad will hardly make the  local English contenders happy or make the slim chance of a win very satisfying. 

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8 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

If Hastings can help win us the WC I’ll look past his heritage. England winning would do more for rugby league in this country than anything I could imagine.

Yep... We win the world Cup at home then its a game changer. Might be best to not have too much of Austin and Hastings being interviewed after the games though! 

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2 hours ago, Sir Kevin Sinfield said:

England have a great spine, possibly their best ever

1 Coote

6 Widdop 

7 Hastings 

9 Hodgson 

Best ever no,but a fully fit Widdop at 6,Hastings at 7 and Hodgson at 9 is probably our most creative spine for a number of years.

Coote is Scotland qualified but there is other alternatives at Fullback.

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21 minutes ago, Allora said:

Picking players that have a Granddad will hardly make the  local English contenders happy or make the slim chance of a win very satisfying. 

Strange, I don’t remember people saying England winning the cricket WC/2005 Ashes weren’t very satisfying because Ben Stokes is a New Zealander or Jofra Archer is Bajan or Kevin Pietersen is South African etc etc etc

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1. Widdop

6. Austin

7. Hastings

9. Hodgson

Iv got no issues atall picking anybody that Qualifys in accordance with the rules set...Just like other nations have done for years.

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34 minutes ago, northamptoncougar said:

Willie Mason

Tony Carroll

Brad Thorn

If you move to Australia as a young kid you can not become a resident and Aussie and play for your home Nation?

 

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38 minutes ago, northamptoncougar said:

Petero Civoniceva

Akulia Uate

 

Civ moved to Australia before he was one year old,  he was hardly an established player was he?

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20 minutes ago, Bedfordshire Bronco said:

Yep... We win the world Cup at home then its a game changer. Might be best to not have too much of Austin and Hastings being interviewed after the games though! 

How will it change the game?

More kids will play the game, Schools will be making it a compulsory sport?

Sponsors lining up with huge deals, the media fighting for the Super League contract?

It will get some headlines and ride the crest of a small wave for a few months..

I hope England can win the next World Cup, the game needs it but I do not think it will be akin to the second coming.


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27 minutes ago, Man of Kent said:

 

Haha brilliant but I'm sure Aussie Al will have a "valid"excuse for such "rare" anomalies.

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