Made to measure contracts designed to allow the free movement of players between countries will become more common as the Australian Rugby Union seeks to hang on to its best players.

The news of Kurtley Beales million dollar move to European club rugby sent shockwaves through rugby circles and lead to David Pocock (pictured)  being permitted a year off in 2017 as part of his new three year contract with Australian rugby.

Former World Cup winner and Wiradjuri man Jim Williams says he believes the decision to be more flexible in the contracting of players is a sensible move with the ever increasing interest in Australian players from the cashed up European clubs.