After the coronavirus pandemic wiped out virtually all international rugby league last year, including the 2020 European Championship, a mid-season programme is imperative ahead of the World Cup but Kear would like to see it become an annual event.
With the strengthening of the international game in the southern hemisphere due to the growing depth of the Tonga and Samoa teams, Kear is worried the northern hemisphere is in danger of being left behind.
Kear said: “We’ll fight tooth and nail to maintain the international weekend.
“If we’re going to grow the game in the northern hemisphere, then we have to have meaningful games for England against Wales, Scotland, Ireland and France and the only way you do that is by playing these games.
“I think the RFL and Super League are starting to realise that a strong Wales – and a strong Scotland – means a stronger England.”
Wales, who have not played since 2018, will face the might of the southern hemisphere in the World Cup, having been drawn in a group with Tonga, Papua New Guinea and the Cook Islands.