Former Test Internationals Willie Mason and Reni Maitua have unloaded on Rugby League World Cup organisers for the structure of the tournament.
This comes as Samoa, who didn't win a game and registered only a solitary point during three group games qualified for the quarter-finals yet Ireland who won two of their three games were eliminated at the group stage.
"How do you win two games and not make the finals, and Samoa win none and make the finals?" Mason told #Unfiltered.
Maitua couldn't make any sense of the situation either
"I want someone to explain that to me. Seriously, it’s a joke," Maitua said.
"It makes the whole thing a bit of a farce to be honest. Why come over here? I’d be filthy (playing for Ireland).
"You come all the way to the other side of the world, you win two games and a team goes through that hasn’t won a game and has a draw? It doesn’t make sense.
"It’s not right what’s happened to the Irish team. I’d be absolutely filthy."