NRL brothers Josh and Brett Morris will NOT be allowed to switch their allegiances to England for this year’s Four Nations.
It had been speculated that new England coach Wayne Bennett had met with the duo along with several other NRL-based players, in a bid to bolster his ranks for the tournament later this year.
But the Rugby League International Federation has insisted that players who play for “tier-one” countries – England, Australia and New Zealand – can not switch between them.
They can only move up or down, from tier-one to tier-two and vice-versa – like Parramatta’s Semi Radradra did in moving from Fiji to the Kangaroos earlier this year.
“Players from tier-one countries cannot move between each other,” RLIF official Tas Baitieri told News Corp.
“They can only move upwards or downwards (between tier-one and tier-two nations).”