It is our duty to pick the best possible side on merit regardless of where the players come from.
"Colin Love" Order of Australia/AM, is the chairman of the Rugby League International Federation, New South Wales Rugby League (NSWRL) and has been the chairman of the Australian Rugby League (ARL) since 1999. He is the seventh chairman of the ARL, and the eleventh of the NSWRL.
Mr Love, who acquired his law degree at Sydney University after matriculating from Sydney Boys High School, graduating in 1961, began his association with rugby league when he was involved with contract negotiations for players in the late 1970s. He was retained as the league's solicitor soon afterwards; Love was an active participant as a soliciter for the ARL and Kerry Packer during the Super League war. Love was elected chairman of the ARL in 1999.
On Saturday, 27 January 2007, Colin Love received an Order of Australia medal for his contribution to both the sport of rugby league/rugby league football and to sports law.More Colin Love on Wikipedia.
One of the things we take into account is the future of the game. But I don't want to speculate because we are talking about a hypothetical situation.
The tournament has been an outstanding success in the northern hemisphere for the past two years, playing to packed houses and with strong television ratings.
Our hearts go out to Steve's family and many friends.
Notwithstanding Steve Rogers' pure qualities as a footballer he will be remembered as much for the way he played the game - always cleanly and fairly and in the true spirit of sportsmanship.