Willie Mason is to join Glenn Stewart, Todd Carney and Frank Pritchard in Super League next year. Is it time the European competition tried to get a slice of the Australian market?
Of course, the general wisdom is that, with half the salary cap of the NRL, the only other full-time professional league we have is a pale shadow of the all-powerful southern hemisphere comp.
Sport: The week's best plays
Plays of the Week
Stevie J lured Deledio to Giants
Mundine, Green back in the ring
Mundine and Green announce Adelaide fight
Kuztnetsova's mid-match haircut
Machester City push Southampton
England squeak home in Bangladesh
Sport: The week's best plays
From squirrels with form to athletes putting their heads on the line, these are the most exciting, silly and downright crazy plays in the sporting world this week.
But as James Graham said after England scored a series-clinching 20-14 win over New Zealand recently, "the man of the series, Sean O'Loughlin, he doesn't play over there. Zac Hardaker's been great for us, Kallum Watkins, Jermaine McGillvary today, Matty Smith. They don't play over there.
"Some of the standouts for England don't play in the NRL."
Super League games may not be up to the exacting technical standards of NRL coaches – but they are not as boring as the NRL coaches often make them, either.
I'm not suggesting the Brits and French TAKE ON the NRL in Australia and New Zealand. But those championing NRL games at Wembley aren't suggesting the Premier League will collapse either.
While Super League has trouble getting national attention in the UK, there is proven market for the sport in the southern hemisphere.
Why can't Super League play a Sunday morning fixture that would be beamed live into Australian loungerooms at 7.30pm or 8.30pm? It's a timeslot that is often left blank by the NRL.
Or a midday game that would slot nicely on the end of Super Saturday?
Why can't it set up an office in Sydney and sell perimeter advertising and naming rights?
Why can't Leeds play Catalans in Perth or Wellington? People would show up to watch three of those players in the first paragraph of this story, and two from the fourth par, wouldn't they?
David Gallop used to say "fish where the fish are". I am not going to make a "fush" joke about New Zealand but you get my drift.
Of course, a few weeks ago we couldn't even get a Test match on TV live from Hull, so obviously there's a bit of work to do.
Ali not quite still the greatest
Can you remember an actual player signing that was so nostalgic it carried the hashtag #throwbackthursday ?
Ali Lauititi has signed a second-tier deal with the Warriors for 2016. It appears unlikely he'll play first grade but you never know, do you?
Some of us remember when Michael Jordan was known as the "Ali Lauitiiti of basketball".
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