Tommygilf Posted November 30, 2022 Share Posted November 30, 2022 8 hours ago, ShropshireBull said: Be Because if you don’t incentivize countries to create their own pathways they never will. If you eliminate the ability of nations to import they have no choice but to grow. Second from a NHRL viewpoint, there is zero benefit in strengthening the hand of NRL. I'll repeat, there are just 2 fully professional leagues and only 6 countries in the world with Professional and Semi Professional teams playing in them. The pathways for those nations is ultimately for them to have as many players in those leagues. Playing a qualifying tournament in Summer incidentally would probably mean no players coming from the British leagues either; and the idea of having any nation not be able to call on its strongest possible squad for a for no logical reason is ludicrous. I'm sure the Greek domestic lads benefited massively from having their non-domestic based players in their squad, likewise the Jamaicans. I'm sure the Serbs would be the same if the Trbojevic brothers and a few others turned out for them too. "Strengthening the hand of the NRL" is a nice soundbite but it doesn't achieve anything practical. With only 2 Professional leagues to draw on, and arguably the NRL/NSW and QLD Cups being the best quality, to not acknowledge their player pool would be an attempt to live in fantasy land. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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