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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    From the BBC.

    Or "Why international league is a joke, part 257". I count at least 4 players named in two squads: Fraser Anderson (New Zealand & Tonga), Willie Mason (Oz & Tonga), Chase Stanley (NZ & Samoa) & Brent Kite (Oz & Tonga).
    Impressive effort, considering that chunk of text.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    From the BBC.

    Or "Why international league is a joke, part 257". I count at least 4 players named in two squads: Fraser Anderson (New Zealand & Tonga), Willie Mason (Oz & Tonga), Chase Stanley (NZ & Samoa) & Brent Kite (Oz & Tonga).

    Extra marks, of course, to Anderson & Stanley for being Australians really.
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    I thought James McManus was Scottish, unless I'm missing something so obvious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    I thought James McManus was Scottish, unless I'm missing something so obvious...

    I probably am so put me out of my misery.
    He is, but he decided not to play in the World Cup.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Extra marks, of course, to Anderson & Stanley for being Australians really.
    They are both New Zealander's living in Australia with PI ancestry, despite the fact Stanley was born in Australia - he's a Stanley FFS
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    NRL is easily the best sport in the world, with the exception of Cricket, in my opinion.

    Quote Originally Posted by speirz View Post
    He is, but he decided not to play in the World Cup.
    Funny one that, I wonder why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakester1288 View Post
    NRL is easily the best sport in the world, with the exception of Cricket, in my opinion.



    Funny one that, I wonder why?
    "He wants to recharge his batteries and allow himself a full preparation for next year's NRL."

    He hasn't missed a game since debuting, so i'm sure there's some niggling injuries he'd prefer to rest up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryce View Post
    They are both New Zealander's living in Australia with PI ancestry, despite the fact Stanley was born in Australia - he's a Stanley FFS
    Ooops. Just assumed as Anderson started at the Broncs he was an Aussie. Didn't know he was Vinnie's kid bro.

    Actually, looking at the players in their squad Samoa especially look pretty decent. Dunno how mant actual Samoans they have in their team tho.
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    Scotland squad player "transferred" to England

    BBC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    BBC.

    Only in league, people, only in league.
    And people say it makes a mockery of intenational cricket when there is speculation about Saqlain Mushtaq playing Test and ODI cricket for England!

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    can completly understand someone not wanting to play in the league world cup, it's rigged.

    the top 3 teams of the super pool go to the semis...that is aus, nz and eng. while the winners of the other two pools play off each other for the right to get pounded by one of those 3 in the semis.

    No offense League, you a game best kept to england, australia and new zealand. The league world cup just gives guys like me ammo to shoot the game down as an international sport.
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    Thing is though. It isn't an international sport. Heck, it's not even a national sport in Australia, and isn't even the most popular football code in New Zealand or England. League has a long way to go to become an International sport. But, even League needs a World Cup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright View Post
    Thing is though. It isn't an international sport. Heck, it's not even a national sport in Australia, and isn't even the most popular football code in New Zealand or England. League has a long way to go to become an International sport. But, even League needs a World Cup.
    Oh, I agree. But I think a world cup that concentrated on the genuine league nations (Oz, NZ, PNG, England & France) with a "developing nations" tournament to run alongside it would be the way to go.

    The other countries in this WC may be competitive but they look really contrived, with Tonga, Samoa & Fiji propped up with Australians & NZders who have island ancestry and Ireland and Scotland with Englishman (& a few Aussies) with a celtic (grand)parent.

    Makes the sport look a bit daft as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Oh, I agree. But I think a world cup that concentrated on the genuine league nations (Oz, NZ, PNG, England & France) with a "developing nations" tournament to run alongside it would be the way to go.

    The other countries in this WC may be competitive but they look really contrived, with Tonga, Samoa & Fiji propped up with Australians & NZders who have island ancestry and Ireland and Scotland with Englishman (& a few Aussies) with a celtic (grand)parent.

    Makes the sport look a bit daft as it is.
    I guess it's a way of making the WC just that little more competitive. The duel nation rule is the biggest joke though. If you play for a country once you shouldn't be allowed to play for another country, at least not for a certain amount of time, say 5 years. Unless of course that country isn't a recognised WC country ala Matt Petersen playing for the USA.

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