Friday Fever: The great representative debate
Join host Bill Woods, Renee Gartner and former Kangaroos and Blues legend Brad Fittler as they preview a huge weekend of rugby league and take a look at some of the talking points from around the game.
This week the panel discuss representative eligibility, with a particular focus on Semi Radradra and his choice between Fiji and adopted home, Australia.
Former Roosters captain Fittler said players should be able to represent Australia if eligible, and if not selected, should be able to represent their other nation in order to help grow the international game.
"They all aspire to come and play for Australia I think but I feel to be able to do that and get Akuila Uate and those sorts of fellas, I think the chance to play for Australia and also play for Fiji... as long as they're not in the top four who play in that Four Nations," Fittler said.
"If he (Radradra) elects to play for Australia, and they don't pick him, he can't play for Fiji, but he can't play for NSW."
Gartner had a slightly different view on how to better grow the international game.
"It should be you pick your country, that's who you play for," Gartner said. "If you're not good enough to make the team you're not good enough to make the international side. You can't not make a side then go through another back door and get into another country's [side]."
See this discussion in full and much more on Friday Fever, every Friday of the NRL Telstra Premiership season.