Pacific nations all geared up to take part in end of season tournament. It will include New Zealand and Australia and there is a high possibility of hosting tests against Great Britain in the Lions Tour 2019. The RLIF in recent times has appointed the World Cup tournament director of 2017 Jeremy Edwards. He has been offered a new role which is of southern hemisphere general manager. Out of many tasks the prime one is to form a Pacific Championship so as to offer regular games for Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Tonga. The decision is still on hold whether New Zealand and Australia would take part, but Pacific nations are showing interest to play after their victory in the World Cup.
There is no doubt that New Zealand and Australia have done an excellent job to get player welfare regime in order. The players from Australia are disposed to even all odds out.