Players who are willing to leave their countries of original will have their earning potential restricted by rugby's revised residency rule.
Since SANZAAR and the ARU announced that Australian rugby will lose one of its Super Rugby franchises columnists and commentators have been pondering the options.
It was January 2003 and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) was considering scraping one of its professional teams. The one on the chopping block was Connacht, the western-most of Ireland's four provinces
Going to watch the Waratahs at Allianz Stadium is a soulless experience, and by and large has been for most of the last 10 years - at the very last.
Australian rugby needs to up its game on and off the pitch, if it is to remain a heavyweight in the sport.
With jobs and livelihoods on the line Australia's professional rugby players must and show the same willingness to fight for what they believe is the best course of action, as their netball playing peers.