Please correct me if I am wrong but am I right in thinking that each band is allowed to contest with 4 players whose registrations are held by other bands, UK or foreign, at the Grand Shield ? Is this also the case for the Senior Cup and Trophy ? What are the general thoughts on this ? Why has it come about ? If a band chooses to use 4 borrowed players is it a true reflection on the standard of that band ? Is this generally considered a factor that is here to stay - has the horse already bolted on this one ? Is the borrowing of players on any scale just papering over the cracks re. the health of the movement ?