Australian rugby enters into new era with flexible contracts

It might be a case of better the devil you know, too, Train. Simmons would be an interesting eg, and it highlights my points about different priorities in different positions. Simmons will remain a key lock going forward, but if someone like say, Sam Carter or Luke Jones, asked about a 'Foley deal' then the ARU would be well within their rights to point to the suddenly swelling lock stocks. The same could apply for backrowers and outside backs, for eg. But in a position like flyhalf where the field is a lot thinner, then players at the Foley level have to be recognised as being important..

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Dave Dennis calls for ARU to change the eligibility rules

“If you’re contributing to Australian rugby one way or another, they should be able to be selected for the Wallabies,” Dennis said on Friday. “So whether that’s currently playing Super Rugby or looking to potentially come back and play Super Rugby … within a certain time-frame."' That's essentially what has been happening anyway - think Dan Vickerman, Luke Burgess, etc..

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Super Rugby Expert tipping: Round 10

So, who's got the wildly different tips this week?

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