Fans have had their say on how the reformed Great Britain squad should be chosen by coach Wayne Bennett.
The Lions tour was confirmed earlier this week, with Bennett’s side playing Test matches against New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Tonga this autumn.
There has already been debate as to how the criteria should be for Great Britain selection.
A lot of people think it should be based on purely merit, with the likelihood being that it will be full of England players.
While others believe it should include players from all countries, so it would be a include mixture of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales players.
Could it work if there was a minimum of four players who has represented each country? E.g. Micky McIlorum, Tyrone McCarthy, Kyle Amor and Scott Grix could be selected as Ireland’s representatives.
Regan Grace, Ben Flower, Gil Dudson and Tyson Frizell could be Wales representatives. Scotland’s representatives could be Lachlan Coote, Kane Linnett, Danny Brough and Luke Douglas.
When asked how the squad should be selected, here are how the fans reacted on Twitter:
Best 17 players regardless of nationality
— Mr Lobby /// (@leigheggchasing) March 5, 2019
By the same panel that is picking man of steel
— frankie smith (@smigg62) March 5, 2019
By picking the best brittish players
— Lee Faulkner (@OMonteCristo2) March 5, 2019
Give england players a different kit
— Thomas Harvey (@tomharve) March 5, 2019
The return of GB is good but has the potential to be a political nightmare if not managed “properly”. Already there’s comments about simply rebadging England, heritage players etc. The anthem will be interesting choice..England use God Save the Queen so that could alienate others
— Barry (@bazmc9) March 5, 2019
The article mentions Tyson Frizell could play based on Welsh heritage. I think He will be busy playing for Australia.
— Chasing Kangaroos Podcast (@chasingroospod) March 5, 2019
Well call me simple but it should be the best players.
— Kathy Kirk (@kirkkathy) March 5, 2019
It would b easier to try and think of any other British player getting in the england team and i cant think of one
— Phil Williamson (@poolcelt) March 5, 2019
In regards to heritage players etc, the eligibility rule I believe is that a player can only play for one tier one nation; is GB classed as tier one? And if so, would heritage players not be able to then play for country of birth?
— Dave (@Dave_4787) March 5, 2019
The players that qualify and definitely players on best form
— David Colley (@colley80) March 5, 2019