Fans have had their say on the recent debate in whether mid-season internationals are needed or not.
England don’t currently have a mid-season international scheduled in for 2019 as of yet, but there is talk that they could possibly play France.
New Zealand and Tonga go up against each other in the international window, while Australia won’t be able to play because that is the same time as State of Origin.
A lot of rugby league fans want to see a Celtic XIII face England, with Great Britain teams being picked on the back of the Test.
Others want to see the Exiles brought back to go up against Wayne Bennett’s side.
Are mid-season internationals needed? Here are how the fans reacted to the debate:
Have your say: Are mid-season internationals needed?: https://t.co/xYekqAtnu5 via @loverugbyleague yes! it needs to be a regular and meaningful part of the RL calendar.
I'm not sure if Fiji Samoa or PNG have mis season tests yet? Surely one of those teams would love a trip here
— Robert Dixon (@ribzzdixon) December 4, 2018
— Pete Hawdon (@PeteHawdon) December 4, 2018
emphatically not if they are in stupid places like Denver
— norman marsh (@viewfrommyshed) December 5, 2018
Yeah, summer and autumn internationals.
— Rugby:League:Tweets (@rleaguetweet) December 4, 2018
Yes…BUT only if ALL the clubs allow thier players to play ? To many SL clubs stop players playing!
— Gareth Kear (@KearGareth) December 5, 2018
Defo – but always difficult when there are only 3 countries that play RL
— Paul Schofield (@paulschoey) December 5, 2018
Absolutely if you want to grow the game. Test matches are the pinical. Same with Cricket.
— Paul sheehy (@Paulsheehy13) December 4, 2018
— Brad Boucher (@WePlayLeague) December 4, 2018
If attracting the crowds yes. Union have a much better following at international level and where their sport is leaving us behind (club level we hold our own). I think we need to promote our international game to help the league brand
— NNNWarrington (@NNNWarrington) December 4, 2018
100%. Vital for the growth of our international game
— Stuart Bowers (@SBowers88) December 1, 2018