To complicate matters, Clubs seem to be able to "loan" players to each other.
Back in the day, Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau were seemingly registered with Balmain Rugby Club. I suspect this was a bit of a promotional stunt more than anything else, but they did play one match for them, another promotional stunt.
Most "proper" club games they played, when they were not required for Wallaby or Super Rugby duties were for Randwick, even in the season they played the exhibition match for Balmain.
For every hard and fast rule, there seems to be an exception.
Can't recall Mitchell or Giteau being parachuted into a Finals Game when they were with Balmain though.
Very odd indeed. It's usually a club located slightly to the North of the Hobbits that parachutes QPR players in the Finals series, but that hasn't happened for the best part of a decade.really? He played the entire season with Norths up here, and was their captain for half the season.
That just seems odd.
It didn't help the Wix parachuting all their Tahs into their backline.