i blame the kiwi selectors they have their little group of 'destined to be great' players like mannering,blair,taylor,mckendry,..and they won't move em for anyone no matter how great they are playing,just wait and see when they name the kiwis team,those four players will all be in the team,proctor will miss out again...kasiano will only be picked out of fear queensland will poach him if he's not
who cares we do as much poaching as the aussies benji was a jnr kangaroo now he's the kiwis captain. papalii won't even make an origin side for years so by turning down the kiwis he's loosing money because he could sign a new contract worth alot more by being an international rather than being a origin hopefull
Or even easier we play a test against an Island nation each year and fucken blood these players in earlier than what we are doing instead of waiting for tests against Australia and GB. It will help smaller natons and ourselves instead of complaining later on.It's quite a simple fix really.....all players that are registered with the NRL by way of a contract should have to deceide then & there where their allegiances lie....put a couple of questions in the contract that you have to answer...
1. Which country do you pledge your allegiance to Aust or NZ?
2. If Australia the which state are you eligable to plat for NSW or QLD?
He has chosen his path, I wouldn't chase him again.in saying that even though his allegiance is with Morons/Australia he could switch in the future if he doesnt make either squads since he hasnt made a debut for either of them? i could be wrong?
It would be better if they removed all rules altogether so we could deal to him and Tamou, these guys are lucky in still ain't the 80'sThis is BS , they have to enforce the eligibility rules from the moment you turn out for the Junior Kangaroos or Junior Kiwis. I would of been ok for Papalii to play for OZ , but the guy turned out for the JK's the other year, and it leaves a sour taste to me.
Hope they bring in that rule about having to of played in OZ by a certain age to be eligible for that state.
Better than who? Mannering, Sika Manu, Pritchard, Eastwood, Tamalolo or Blair. He is an okay player but not international standard.i would be really disappointed if proctor doesnt get into the squad. hes miles ahead of those players you've named. would really show our selectors are one eyed.