It’s a foreign concept these days as everything is black or white but 2 things can be right at the same time. A player can think playing for the Wallabies is the pinnacle (and I’d say 99.9% would), but you can also be someone with the added prestige of playing for the best of the best. The beauty of this proposed set up is that players don’t have to give up one or the other, they also wouldn’t be missing out on one or the other.I disagree. Being a capped Wallaby or All Black is already the pinnacle of the selection ladder in terms of what it would do for salary negotiations. And if the game is being marketed as 'the best' of the Wallabies and All Blacks, it'll be the blokes who are already in that upper echelon of salary brackets anyway.
Inventing a team doesn't make it prestigious. If it goes ahead, the team is being selected as a marketing gimmick. The players know this and would play because it would likely come with a decent pay packet for the one-off game.
If you know some professional players, feel free to ask them and I could guarantee they would be putting their hand up for selection if given the opportunity.
Something new doesn’t make it a gimmick, after all everything must of started off as a gimmick then?