Much to the dismay of many a SH traditionalist, South Africa coach Peter de Villiers has broken from the prehistoric practice of only selecting those who play in your country and has taken the rather modern approach of picking the Clermont Auvergne forward John Smit to continue Captaining the Springboks. What will this mean for the selection policies of other nations? Should coaches be allowed to select players regardless of their place in the world? If so, should the onus be on the player to fund his travel and, as an even more radical measure, offer his services to this nation at a reduced rate or even for free? After all, if you are being paid megabucks like Victor Matfield, you can afford to spend Â£700 now and then for travel for Tri Nations games as well as the occassional Â£70 for an Easyjet flight to Ireland or the UK if your national team is up here on tour for the Autumn.