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Barrett re-signs with All Blacks; moves to Blues

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By Filippo MONTEFORTE

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Disagree with this protection of overseas transfers with direct national team contracts. There are other more mature ways to protect a domestic league. But the question has to be asked - where is all the Super League TV revenue and All Blacks revenue going in NZ? If the domestic league IS making decent revenue, then European clubs should not be barred from transfers and the direct national team contracts should be void.

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There are other more mature ways to protect a domestic league.

What are those?

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Minimum number of domestic years before transfers overseas, club caps on number of domestic players bought by overseas clubs.

Maybe you can answer the question - where does all the NZ Super League and All Blacks revenue flow into?

It's a free market - if the mighty NZ clubs cannot protect their players from being snapped up, then take a look internally, rather than handcuffing the national team players.

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I think you took my question the wrong way. Was just wondering what mechanisms there are to balance the sport at a national level.

I'm pretty sure NZ players leave all the time when they're not selected for the national team.

Maybe advertising/endorsement deals are the way that countries keep their players. For example, Beauden Barret wouldn't earn as much in France in advertisements, as he would in NZ, where he's from.

There was an article just this week about the Pacific Island players which get bought by all the big nations, which is a shame.

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K3, now you're talking re the Pacific Islanders. They definitely need safeguarding.

But this is another criticism of mine against the NZRFU. They are happy to open their national doors to young Samoan talent, but then lock their club doors when the Europeans start sniffing around.

Its a point of criticism for me. The Italian national football team are another poor example, refusing to pick anyone who plays outside Serie A, in a free market business.

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Both Australia and New Zealand are guilty of fleecing Island talent but when was the last time you heard of French or English clubs dealing directly with Samoa, Fiji or Tonga on a large scale. Auckland has the largest expatriate Polynesian population in the world so they have a massive pool of potential players to choose from but Its a catch 22, ARFU, NZRFU and private schools do lure players to their shores, coach and direct them into local comps with the end result of becoming a National player. If youve invested your resources into an investment, then of course you have to protect that investment. With the abundance of talent, some will miss out, but thats what contracts are for right???

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Its a point of criticism for me. The Italian national football team are another poor example, refusing to pick anyone who plays outside Serie A, in a free market business.

Hmm you sure about that? Verratti, Balotelli??

The Blues claimed the last of their three titles in 2003 and have not made the playoffs since 2011.

The 2003 Blues are probably my fav SR team ever. Caucau, king carlos, rokocoko, howlett etc what a squad they had! I think it's a great/ballsy move.

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