The Dragons back-rower impressed for the Blues and more Origin games in 2017 would have him in the frame for the Kangaroos.
But Kear won’t be disappointed if he can’t call on the NRL forward.
“At the end of the day you have just got to abide by the rules,” he told Love Rugby League.
“If there are loopholes, it is up to the governing body to decide whether to stop people from using them in the future.
“Of course there are grey areas but that is the case with any sport, it’s nothing new. The rules are the rules.
“I am very proud that Wales won the European championship with a large majority of home-grown players.
“For a tier two nation I think it is an excellent achievement and I don’t think there is another tier two nation who could say the same.”