Hi there - I am a new forum member from Canada who watches a lot of rugby including S14 and 3Nations that we get here in Canada on Setanta Sports. I am an All Black supporter but since I live so far away from NZ I don't understand some issues so perhaps some kiwis could enlighten me. Why does NZ (and for that matter Aus and SA) require players to play at home to be eligible for the national team? Isn't this an overly protectionist policy? It's not like the Brazilian soccer team requires their guys to stay at home to make the team (I think it is quite possible that none of them play in Brazil), nor does Germany not pick Dirk Nowitzki for its national basketball team because he plays in the NBA. Is there even a debate about this in NZ? From a North American perspective this seems rather weird - ice hockey is the most popular sport in Canada and many of the players in the NHL, with teams in Canada and the US, are from Russia, Sweden, etc. and they play for their national teams. How many of the All Blacks were born and raised in NZ? Are Rokocoko and Sivivatu New Zealanders - weren't they born in Fiji? If they are Fijians then is it fair to a tiny country like Fiji to cherry pick their best players? Are there other Pacific Islanders on the ABs? What is the difference between S14 and ANZ Cup teams? There was a Wellington vs. Otago game on this past weekend - is this the same teams that play in S14 with the exception of the ABs? Do the S14 teams only have New Zealanders, Australians and South Africans or do they allow players from other countries to help develop the game around the world? I know there is one American who plays in South Africa but is that it? From my perspective it looks like the purpose of S14 is to provide a feeder system for the national teams of the TriNations rather than having teams try to compete to be the best team in the world, or even the SANZAR region. Is that correct? Why don't these teams try to attract players from the Northern Hemisphere or from Argentina - or can they just not compete financially? Finally - I hope to be visiting NZ for the RWC in 2011 to support Canada including a game between Canada and the ABs in Wellington. Any advice on must-see sites in NZ?