John Thornett (49)
It’s a bit more complicated than that with players not aligned to the reds or whom don’t have some type of Rugby Australia contract… hence the discussion
This is the part that confuses me.
I thought all players who are playing rugby within Australia at any level, have a registered contract with Rugby Australia?
And then certain professional players receive a Rugby Australia top-up.
Under the current rules I'm not sure the rule is in place that only players with a Rugby Australia top up get carte blanche selection. Rather anyone who's playing in Australia. And this is of course different to how it has been a few years ago.