The Kiwis (and I) beg to differ.
In days gone past these blokes would crawl over broken glass to wear their teams national jersey or go on an Ashes tour
Now they just bow to their clubs demands
Ask Wayne Pearce or Wally Lewis what is what like to miss out on going on an Ashes tour (Both missed selection in 1986 and 1990 respectively due to injuries and it made huge headlines when Steven Folkes went over injured in 1986 and Lewis accused the ARL of tampering with his medical and the results )
@ink,yes I agree he probably is not a test level player,but good luck to him,he has been handed a jersey and I reckon he will do his best and wear the jersey with pride…
@Happy,that was a good example you gave re…injuries and not touring,having said that hasn’t the ARL& NRL made a point of players safety first for their own protection as well as their clubs.
Not 100 percent on this but read about it elsewhere a while ago… :sign: