I'm suggesting some of the 46 were already SR level, Jimmy. It was after a RWC, too, so SR players who didn't make the Wallabies could easily have decided to head OS.
And you're right, not all of the ARC-only level players would've made it - the Rebels were still three seasons away at that stage. Regardless, it's still one-and-a-half SR squads worth of playing talent that departed..
Ha! I did actually mean as in for our Friday Expert tipping forum, but you take that implication if you like, Shop!!
And that's fair enough Shop. I can imagine more Experts would've done the same thing if it was known earlier..