More than half of the approximately 190 New Zealand players contracted to the country's five Super Rugby franchises will end up playing their rugby overseas. That is the inescapable conclusion to be drawn from the Herald's deep dive into New Zealand rugby's diaspora. Writer Kris Shannon and data journalist Chris Knox have tracked the careers of every player to lace on a boot in anger for New Zealand's five franchises in the post-1995 professional era. More than half of those who have played for one or more of the Blues, Chiefs, Hurricanes, Crusaders and Highlanders have left to play overseas.



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