RLIF Eligibility Laws

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  1. morningstar

    morningstar Juniors

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    Can a mod pin this to the top of the board as an easy reference point for the confused out there please?

    http://www.rlwc2017.com/eligibility

    The Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) determines the rules relating to player eligibility for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and all other international tournaments.

    As it currently stands, a player is eligible to represent a nation provided they satisfy one of the following requirements:

    • The nation he/she was born;
    • The nation in which either his/her parents were born;
    • The nation in which either his/her grandparents were born;
    • The nation which is his/her principle place of residence
    In order for a player to qualify under residency, the said player must have held their primary residence for the preceding 60 months in that country.

    Dual eligible players are able to nominate one Tier 1 nation (Australia, New Zealand and England) and one Tier 2 / 3 nation in which they are eligible for prior to an international tournament.
     
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  2. roughyedspud

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    It's not rocket science is it?

    The core rules of birth,heritage & residency are that simple it's truly beyond me how people can get it twisted??
     
  3. adamkungl

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    Journos do it deliberately, I'm sure.
     
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  4. adamkungl

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    Add to that

    - Players may not change between Tier 1 nations. Players may not represent more than one Tier 1 Nation.
    (Puts the god awful Morris to England rumours to bed)
    - Players may change between Tier 2 or 3 nations (if they satisfy the eligibility critieria) once every 4 years subject to RLIF Board approval.
     
  5. roughyedspud

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    Been saying for years they make shit up
     
  6. roughyedspud

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    Bump..Too keep it at the top till it gets pinned..

    Round 1 to the RLIF, they told the kiwis no over vunivalu :)
     
  7. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    Its f*cking ridiculous, we just get a permanent 2 class system...

    The big 3 get the best players and the rest get the dregs? Are we meant to be surprised when there is no competition??
     
  8. roughyedspud

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    It's actually good cos it means players can play origin & for a 2nd tier nation without being forced to select australia
     
  9. adamkungl

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    Not this debate again.. it's done, deal.

    Big 3 were already getting all the talent anyway. NOBODY who is born in Australia and has Islander heritage is ever going to nominate Samoa (or whoever) if they have a shred of hope of ever playing Origin or Kangaroos, unless they can backflip later. Their managers wouldn't let them on $ alone.

    And since the islands have barely any actual home grown talent, being able to change teams is the only thing keeping them competitve.
     
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  10. jim_57

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    Exactly, with these rules the Islands can at least can remain competitive and jag the odd win against the big 3 perhaps. Due to their size and economy it is unlikely they could ever produce enough talent to regularly challenge for trophies barring maybe PNG, but this gives them as big a chance as they're ever likely to have.
     
  11. adamkungl

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    Plus, if they take some initiative, get some sponsors on board, pick their teams BEFORE NZ and Aus, play more games than the lazy Kangaroos - maybe they can get some players to commit who are actually good enough to play 'tier 1'.

    Time to lose the sit back and wait for the leftovers attitude.
     
  12. jim_57

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    Exactly, no reason they can't aim to shake things up and work their way towards forcing their way in to the boy's club of the big 3. Unlikely to ever happen in Tonga, Samoa but PNG and Fiji may be a chance with slightly larger populations and semi-pro teams (assuming Fiji eventually get in to the NSW Cup).
     
  13. roughyedspud

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    Here's a potential test of the new laws...

    I'm watching the west's v cronulla game and vossy mentions that the kangaroo props are dropping like flies this weekend...so...could Andrew fifita be inline for a call up for the test on Friday?

    Now...the rules state that if a player fails to make the squad of a tier 1 teams he's free to be selected for his tier 2 team...fifita missed out on the kangaroos squad so was selected by Tonga..

    Could Australia steal him back???
     
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    Should I lock this thread as well so the you know whats don't go bandannas or leave it open for some robust tr .... debate?
     
  16. Clarkent

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    Aaron woods got injured tonight and porbably out of the test next week...can the Aussie team go into the Tongan team and take fifita or Samoan team and take out McGuire? Or is it too late cause the island teams already named there squad?
     
  17. roughyedspud

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    I'd say it's tough luck and it's too late for Australia,they have to pick someone else now,they can't raid other teams squads cos they have injuries...
     
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  18. roughyedspud

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    Well the Aussies have raided the Tonga team for fifita...shocking
     
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  19. hutch

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    Not shocking at all, as you said, the new rules allow it. His first choice is Aus, he chose Aus over tonga.
     
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  20. roughyedspud

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    Does the new rule allow it?

    He actually missed out on selection for Australia and was then selected for Tonga..that's the rule..

    Once the squads are selected that should be it,a tier 1 nation shouldn't be allowed,after selection,to say.."actually we'll have that guy back"

    Its wrong that
     

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