The eligiblity rules for international rugby league are set to be changed to help smaller nations compete.
According to reports under the changes eligible players can nominate one tier one nation to represent, such as Australia, New Zealand or England, and one tier two nation (for example Wales, Samoa or PNG).
Players will be able to switch between their two countries multiple times within a World Cup cycle of four years, and there will be no stand-down period between a change of allegiance.
Also players of Polynesian heritage, like Anthony Millford and Josh Maguire, can play State of Origin but still be available to turn out for their native island country.
“The island nations, in particular, haven’t been able to pick their possible teams.”