Steve Williams (59)
Thanks Reg - but that was his choice - he wasn't allocated.
Are you able to throw any light on the Wallabies allocations to the other teams as I hadn't seen this terminology used before and Beth writes for Rugby.com.au so you would thinks that she knowswhat's happening??
From her article yesterday:
In past years there has been a quota for Wallabies players at each NRC team but that does not apply anymore, with players and their respective state unions able to decide which team they want to be assigned.
So, yeah, the term "allocation" – even though it is still being used, including in the article quoted – is really a bit of a misnomer.
There are no allotments as such. If an NRC team is in the doghouse (e.g. the Rays) and national players don't like the colour of that particular jersey … then that team is shit outta luck.
So in the NSW derby on Wednesday, you had an all-Test capped front row for the Country Eagles (plus Sekope Kepu on the bench) putting the cleaners through a Sydney Rays opposition of journeyman Tahs squaddies.