21 Sep 2016

Pacific league teams praise changes to eligibility rules

From , 3:01 pm on 21 September 2016

A proposed revamp of rugby league's eligibility rules is being hailed as a game-changer for Pacific nations, just over a year out from the next World Cup.

The Rugby League International Federation has approved plans that would allow eligible players to nominate both a tier one and tier two nation to represent.

Players would also be free to switch between the countries multiple times with no stand-down period.

Vinnie Wylie gauged reaction from the coaches of Samoa, Tonga and Fiji.

David Fusitua of the Warriors scores a try against the Eels at Mt Smart Stadium.

David Fusitu'a starred for Tonga in this year's Pacific test and has since been selected in the New Zealand squad for the upcoming Four Nations. Photo: PHOTOSPORT