After much delay the public was finally introduced formally to the 2008 Rugby League World Cup this week. Some commentators have been justifiably complaining that the details of the format, venues and timing of the tournament have been more secretive than the dating habits of the future King of England. Either way considering the ramifications of the disastrous 2000 World Cup it is vital that the RLIF get it right this time.
After perusing the interim draw and plans, it appears like things are heading in the right direction. Of course most journalists are focusing on the most obvious news story in the announcement: the fact that the Final will be played in Brisbane. While it seems a little unfortunate that the game won