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Victor Radley choosing England is not the problem, it’s rugby league’s international and State of Origin eligibility laws that need changing

Bottom line is Radley felt a deep connection to England through his father and wants to play for them, in honour of him. Naturally, people are outraged by this.

It’s possible to feel allegiance to two things at once, maybe three things.

For instance, I like almond and classic Magnums. Another example is Brian To’o and Jarome Luai, who have pledged their allegiance to Samoa for the World Cup but also love playing for NSW.

Rugby league is a unique sport played in a unique part of the world, increasingly influenced by those from Pacific Island countries.

When State of Origin started in 1980, it was a straight-out selection trial for the Kangaroos. But those times have changed and its eligibility rules must change with it.

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The game has tied itself in knots for years with two tiers, plonking Australia, New Zealand and England into one tier, the so-called minnow nations into tier…

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