winning games would be a good start & having a fkn decent game plan as well....and start playing some of these younger guys...getting fkn sick & tired seeing how certain players are getting free walk-ups into the team after playing shit games..it does'nt send a very good message to the next crop of young players coming through
But you are still fine with picking Kiwi players through the years that had ALL their league education in the Aussie system though? Brent Webb and Cayless etc......I could go on but it won't be worth it. Real proud Kiwis they are. Your just pissed that what you feared would happen has and that is if Tonga field their best team they will smash the Kiwis anytime. Just saying............This does nothing for international rugby league. What is does is show that Tongans have tremendous pride in their heritage and the international rugby league is happy to make money out of it. Simple as that.
It's a game of sport mate, not Sophie's Choice, if my kids want to play for Tonga good luck to them. They'd be fuckin idiots because they've got no Tongan ancestry and they've never set foot in the place, but as Nathan "nek minnit" Fien said after he scored the matchwinner at the world cup, "that's rugby league, thanks for coming and thanks for the money my uces."I feel sorry for your kids, which 1 do you love and which 1s do you 'phony' love
I really find the idea offensive to NZ that the only reason these guys ever played for this country was because they could get something out of it. Love of the country is like love of a family, if that country supported you and helped you throughout your life surely you should feel some love for it, not just use it for whatever you can get.
The Cayless family are proud Maori, Brent Webb lives here now, as for Fiens grandmother . I am not against the guys choosing Tonga, but they stay there, end of story. You watch the Aussies sort that out real fast.But you are still fine with picking Kiwi players through the years that had ALL their league education in the Aussie system though? Brent Webb and Cayless etc......I could go on but it won't be worth it. Real proud Kiwis they are. Your just pissed that what you feared would happen has and that is if Tonga field their best team they will smash the Kiwis anytime. Just saying............
The only thing that would do it is fan support. There was some pretty good Australian talent in that team, that just happened to have some Tongan forebears. If it could get to the stage where young guys could choose early to represent Tonga, and stay there, I would be all for it. However the ARL will just buy them out, like they do with Mozzies, and it will be a very weakened version of the Kiwis. Very sad, so sorry, never mindSorry I digress, point is, I reckon the emergence of Tonga in rugby league is the most exciting thing to happen in the game for years and I for one look forward to it continuing and hopefully thriving!