This was discussed last year during the RWC but I think it is worth revisiting. With players from 1-15 all generally capable of stealing ball is the role of the openside changing? Is a fetcher that important? None of the top SR sides this year played a fetcher regularly with the Chiefs leaving Cane to warm the bench in the final rounds. At Super Rugby level though they can still have a big impact. The step up in speed and intesity at tests though makes them less effective. The Saffers and AB aren't playing a fetching 7 with McCaw playing more like another 8 these days. But you would not doubt there breakdown with the Cheat, Messam, Coetzee, Daniels, Battleship and most other players more than capable of stealing the ball.