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Footy : Hypothetical

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    Being a WCC year decided this is the question to ask if you were good enough to play NRL footy on a regular basis and were a good player ie Jake Friend level (- gun player but won't get a look in while Smith is there) and were eligible to play for another Country for those not aware these are the rules - heritage rule (ie I would be eligible for England, New Zealand and Ireland via grandparents thank god it doesn't go further you could add Scotland, Spain and another to that list), if you've lived in the country for 3 years, taken citizenship but a gun player was in your position would you play for someone else?

    A few of these Countries play a few more tests then the big three ie European Countries play minimum 3 times a year.

    Me, myself - I'd play for Ireland and commit to play for them year in year out.
  2. bones

    bones Bones Knows

    +9,037 /102
    Every year is a WCC year.
  3. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,593 /80
    They relax the eligibility rules every World Cup otherwise it'd be a farce. Jarryd Hayne played for Fiji at the last one and is now repping the Aussies.

    Of course you'd play for a second tier nation if you didn't get your first choice. Free trip to England, extra cash in the skyrocket, chance to hit the cans with the boys....It has no effect on your representative career post World Cup anyway.
  4. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

    +494 /0
    Yes and no. Free trip to England - the nrl part of the Italian squad are playing for free to boost RL in Italy (not taking match payments)
    I mean say if you were a young fullback and you've got Slater and Inglis in front of you would you go buggar it and play for the minnows?
  5. CAMBO

    CAMBO Well-Known Member

    +363 /0
    Lol I love hypotheticals ;)

    Hypothetically if my aunty had a penis would that make her my uncle :D
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    • StuBoot

      StuBoot Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +1,065 /9
      No. My grandfather was a Pom and came out here when he was 17, so absolutely no affinity with the place.
    • mickqld

      mickqld Sack Greenslime 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +5,250 /109
      Sounds like something out of Patpong.
    • wedgetail eagle

      wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +2,152 /11
      Too right, I'd play for some other mob, if there was no way I'd get a gig with Australia.
    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

      +1,401 /56
      I have no ties to the U.S.A but entertained the idea (when i was 20) of moving there to play footy. I'd play for the Tomahawks i reckon!
    • simon64

      simon64 Well-Known Member Premium Member

      +2,547 /32
      They have to relax the rules otherwise there would only be 3 countries in it.

      Say what you will about soccer but their World Cup is truly that. A hundred nations are cut from the tournament. Davis Cup is the same. Only so many nations are in the world group.

      But to answer the hypothetical. I'd play for Greece, if they had a team as long as I get all the free souvlaki I can eat.
    • Clint

      Clint . Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +2,173 /34

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