<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div> As far as I can see, this is merely a case of his agent flying a kite, trying to up his salary. My question is, would he be a success in Union if he did make the transition? I guess that he wouldn't. League players don't get the same amount of time on the ball when they move to Union. For example, a standoff in League has 10 yards between himself and the defence when he gets the pill in his hands. In Union that space doesn't exist unless the flyhalf stands deep in the pocket. In that case they stunt any opportunity for those outside them. League players who succeed when they move across are generally wingers who have more running room in front of them i.e. more time to think and use their obvious skills. Would Thurston have the required tactical appreciation to be a success and if not, at 26 years old is it too late to teach him? Thurston is a tremendous League player but to spend $1million per year on him when you're unsure how well he'd translate to a different sport would be extremely foolish in my opinion. Spend the money bringing Greg Inglis to Union instead .