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All Blacks jersey losing its allure: Sopoaga

The 16-test first five-eighth says New Zealand Rugby's policy of not selecting overseas-based players is under threat, with the temptation of lucrative contracts in the northern hemisphere starting to force a change.

"I do think that things are starting to change and players are starting to wise up," Sopoaga told the Daily Mail.

"They realise that it's a business these days. When you've got it, you've got it, but when you don't, clubs aren't going to be afraid to cut you."