What islanders? Tevita Kuridrani is the only member of the Australian squad at the 2015 World Cup born in the Pacific Islands.
The likes of Israel Folau, Scott Sio and Wycliff Palu are not “islanders”. They were born and brought up in Australia.
Australia would not be “goosed” without “the islanders”.
There is an economic pattern of immigration to Australia and New Zealand from the Pacific islands.
The children of parents who migrate, and who grow up in Australia, have every right to play for Australia, because they are Australian.
It’s like saying the Cork hurling team in the 2000s would have been “goosed” without the “islanders”, because they had about as many players born there as the Australian rugby team.