Internationals 2021 Rugby League World Cup

Sky Waka

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Aug 28, 2017
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If the NZ & Oz players want to play could they as invitational teams independent of their nations RL boards? When Tonga beat the Kangaroos they did without the board.
 
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matiunz

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If the NZ & Oz players want to play could they as invitational teams independent of their nations RL boards? When Tonga beat the Kangaroos they did without the board.
Would need NRL clubs to release them for international duties
 

mrblonde

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Apr 14, 2012
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If players need to be released by the clubs when the WC takes place in the off season, the clubs have too much power over them.
Well, it's the clubs who pay the representative players the vast majority of their income, whatever they get from playing S of O or Internationals is just a top-up.

And it's pretty much accepted that when a player looks back on their careers/looks at what they want to achieve in their careers, they'll place winning an NRL Premiership top of the list in importance. Maybe someone should tell the Warriors that the NRL Premiership trophy isn't known as a Wooden Spoon?

It's nice when New Zealand players talk about the honour of wearing the Silver Fern or JT talks about wanting to honour his heritage by playing for Tonga etc, but that's not where the money's at.
 
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matiunz

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If players need to be released by the clubs when the WC takes place in the off season, the clubs have too much power over them.
Can understand the risk they take releasing players as an injury can derail their season.
Although it’s not explicitly stated you can imagine it’s the BRL trying to protect their competition by boycotting Aus and NZ. It’s why I’m against NZ players still playing for ‘heritage’ nations in this World Cup. Aus can afford to lose a few players, Kiwis depth isn’t able to
 

Wrighty

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AT A GLANCE​

Kiwis’ Rugby League World Cup wider squad: Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, Jahrome Hughes, Brandon Smith, Reimis Smith (Melbourne Storm), Corey Harawira-Naera, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Bailey Simonsson, Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine (Canberra Raiders), Braden Hamlin-Uele, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Briton Nikora, Shaun Johnson (Cronulla Sharks), Josh Aloiai, Kieran Foran, Joshua Schuster, Morgan Harper (Manly Sea Eagles), Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Sydney Roosters), Dylan Brown, Marata Niukore, Isaiah Papalii (Parramatta Eels), Tohu Harris, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Peta Hiku, Kodi Nikorima, Jazz Tevaga, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Warriors), Jamayne Isaako, Jordan Riki (Brisbane Broncos), Kevin Proctor, Erin Clark (Gold Coast Titans), James Fisher-Harris (Penrith Panthers), Jeremy Marshall-King (Canterbury Bulldogs), Ken Maumalo (West Tigers).

I would pick
1 CNK
2 Ronaldo Mulitalo
3 Remis Smith
4 Joseph Manu
5 Simonnson
6 Jahrome Hughes
7 Johnson
8 Bromwich
9 Brandon Smith
10 JWH
11 Isaiah Papa
12 Kenny Bromwich
13 Tapine
14 Marshall-King
15 NAS
16 James Fisher Harris
17 Liu

Wider Squad 18-21
18 Tohu Harris
19 Niukore
20 Hamlin Uele
21 Dylan Brown
 

matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
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AT A GLANCE​

Kiwis’ Rugby League World Cup wider squad: Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Jesse Bromwich, Kenny Bromwich, Jahrome Hughes, Brandon Smith, Reimis Smith (Melbourne Storm), Corey Harawira-Naera, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Bailey Simonsson, Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine (Canberra Raiders), Braden Hamlin-Uele, Ronaldo Mulitalo, Briton Nikora, Shaun Johnson (Cronulla Sharks), Josh Aloiai, Kieran Foran, Joshua Schuster, Morgan Harper (Manly Sea Eagles), Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Sydney Roosters), Dylan Brown, Marata Niukore, Isaiah Papalii (Parramatta Eels), Tohu Harris, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Peta Hiku, Kodi Nikorima, Jazz Tevaga, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (Warriors), Jamayne Isaako, Jordan Riki (Brisbane Broncos), Kevin Proctor, Erin Clark (Gold Coast Titans), James Fisher-Harris (Penrith Panthers), Jeremy Marshall-King (Canterbury Bulldogs), Ken Maumalo (West Tigers).

I would pick
1 CNK
2 Ronaldo Mulitalo
3 Remis Smith
4 Joseph Manu
5 Simonnson
6 Jahrome Hughes
7 Johnson
8 Bromwich
9 Brandon Smith
10 JWH
11 Isaiah Papa
12 Kenny Bromwich
13 Tapine
14 Marshall-King
15 NAS
16 James Fisher Harris
17 Liu

Wider Squad 18-21
18 Tohu Harris
19 Niukore
20 Hamlin Uele
21 Dylan Brown
Tohu Harris ahead of both Papa and Kenny Brom
 
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Sky Waka

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 28, 2017
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"I'll be as proud and passionate as any Kiwi."

Ronaldo Mulitalo now says his dream is to play for the Kiwis at the world cup.

Played for Samoa, US and tried to play for QLD. Pick 1 and stick to it.
 

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