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After watching Michael Cheika's side claim a maiden Super Rugby title, it's understandable that the Waratahs may be at the forefront of Australia's selectors.
The Brumbies reached the playoffs to feature just behind their New South Wales counterparts in the pecking order, while the Reds, Rebels and Western Force were significantly lower in representation.
It was something of a surprise to see the Force not number more substantially among the national team ranks after their run to eighth place, to which some might reply, "Well, who do you drop?"
As the Wallabies are quickly beginning to show, nobody should be beyond the risk of omission, and the Week 2 loss to Steve Hansen's side showed that top-to-bottom changes are needed, as opposed to a simple sprinkling of new faces.
While the Waratahs and Brumbies might function well in their club parameters, filling the side with their players by no means guarantees success. Argentina obviously have little choice in their mix of club representation, while South African giants the Sharks will inevitably garner more of the spotlight.
However, it's indicative that the All Blacks can pepper their line-up with an assortment of names from all over Super Rugby, take risks with new introductions and yet still have good fortune.
Last weekend, James Slipper, Rob Simmons and Charles were the only players in McKenzie's starting line-up who don't hail from the Waratahs nor the Brumbies.
In comparison, the Crusaders were the most represented franchise in Hansen's XV with six, the Hurricanes boasting four, the Chiefs having three and the Highlanders owning another two.
Obviously, it's not as simple as mixing the pot and hoping for the best results; the Waratahs were a success for a reason this year. However, a more open mind to the outside options at hand may lead to a better unit as opposed to more impressive star players.