As I said in a post last week, players will move to where ever the money is. It is as simple as that. If New Zealand or South Africa want to hold on to their top players they must pay more. Luke McAllister knows he can go straight to Sale after the World Cup, make hay for 3 years and then return to New Zealand in time to make the All Blacks side for the 2011 World Cup. It is economic reality.
The following quotes are from a good piece in the PE Herald, this quote I agree with
The bottom line is money and nobody can blame the players for accepting lucrative contracts abroad as the life-span of a top player is probably 10 years, at most.
This less so as society, government and the SARFU have to take responsibility. Merit is the key, but for their to be black players in the squad on merit they must have equal opportunity from birth.
â€œWe have made very little progress, but that is not the fault of the coach or the selectors.
â€œI think the administrators should take responsibility,â€ Hoskins said. â€œWe must support the team now and in the future because it is a matter of principle,â€ he added.