Players who are willing to leave their countries of original will have their earning potential restricted by rugby's revised residency rule.

Why is it always the West?

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

Players must exert power

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.

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