The Kiwis better join that fake column too then. You only need residency or a grandparent connection. Australia dabble with it too.Some journo alluded to the same situation this week. Tonga (and Poland) could claim Dallin Watene-Zelezniak ffs.
Ok as Hardymans Yugo correctly says the Irish football team is mainly English, as are the bloody Pogues. The Pogues are a fake Irish band IMO except for the fact their lead singer was born in Ireland but spent most of his life in England They are a bloody good band, but they are not an Irish band.
International sport is for citizens of a country. Even the Americas Cup started out like that to the extent of arranging passports for "fake" citizens.
If they are not citizens, they are fakes, end of story.
International rugby league eligibility rules are a joke. So are many other international sports.
This isnt an eligibility debate. This is about the competition structure on offer.
If they are eligible under the current rules to play for a team, they can. If not, they cant. Thats not fake. Thats playing by the rules.
You are incredibly difficult to debate with, cos im never sure what debate im in.