With news coming out today that former All Blacks star Charles Piutau won't be able to represent Tonga at next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan, we decided to take a look at how good Samoa, Tonga and Fiji could be if the eligibility rules were relaxed.
The answer to that question - they would give any top-tier nation team a run for their money.
You can understand World Rugby's concerns and reasonings to roadblock Piutau's wishes to play for Tonga, with the Aucklander failing to represent Tonga in an Olympic qualifying Sevens tournament, which is a prerequisite alongside a three-year stand-down period.
The 27-year-old played 17 Tests for the All Blacks up until 2015, before taking up lucrative deals to play in the UK.
The majority of players selected in the dream teams are former All Blacks and current players close to selections in the New Zealand squad.
So remember, it is a dream team selection but imagine the possibilities if the Pacific nations could pick some of these world class stars to bolster their sides.
1 John Afoa, 2 Motu Matu’u, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 4 Victor Vito, 5 Jerome Kaino, 6 Jordan Taufua, 7 Jack Lam, 8 Akira Ioane, 9 Pele Cowley, 10 Lima Sopoaga, 11 Julian Savea, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 13 Francis Saili, 14 Ben Lam, 15 Melani Nanai/Stephen Perofeta.
Reserves: 16 Asafo Aumua, 17 Paul Alo-Emile, 18 Manu Leiataua, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Josh Tyerll, 21 Dwayne Polataivao, 22 Solomon Alaimalo, 23 Etene Nanai-Seturo.
Manu Samoa's forward pack with veterans Charlie Faumuina, Victor Vito, Jerome Kaino and rising star Akira Ioane would create headaches for any top international team.
Lima Sopoaga would be a great general at first-five, with his backline filled with plenty of firepower with the inclusion of Ma'a Nonu and Julian Savea.
1 Siegfried Fisi'ihoi, 2 Paula Nauamo, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 4 Vaea Fifita, 5 Sam Lousi, 6 Shannon Frizell, 7 Fotu Lokotui, 8 Sione Vailanu 9, Augustine Pulu, 10 Kurt Morath, 11 Daniel Kilioni, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 13 Willis Halaholo, 14 George Moala, 15 Charles Piutau.
Reserves: 16 Sosefo Sakalia, 17 Ma’afu Fia, 18 Outkolo Fahamokioa, 19 Valentino Mapapalngi, 20 Dan Faleafa, 21 Sonatane Takulua, 22 Latu Vaeno, 23 Siale Piutau.
Tonga's star-studded backline will feature former All Black Augustine Pulu at halfback, with Malakai Fekitoa and former Hurricane Willis Halaholo partnering up in the midfield.
Former All Black George Moala will have to settle for a spot on the wing, and of course, Piutau is named as starting fullback.
1 Campese Maafu, 2 Sam Matavesi, 3 Manasa Saulo, 4 Tevita Cavubati, 5 Leone Nakarawa, 6 Doiniko Waqaniburotu, 7 Peceli Yato, 8 Viliame Mata, 9 Frank Lomani, 10 Ben Volavola, 11 Nemani Nadolo, 12 Semi Radradra, 13 Josua Tuisova, 14 Seta Tamanivalu, 15 Samu Kerevi.
Reserves: 16 Talemaitoga Tuapati, 17 Peni Ravai, 18 Isei Colatti, 19 Levani Botia, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21, Nemia Kenatale, 22 Joshua Matavesi, 23 Marika Koroibete.
Fiji is already packed with stars in their current international team and pulled off a historic 21-14 win over France last month.
But imagine the class former All Black Seta Tamanivalu and current Wallabies stars Samu Kerevi and Marika Koroibete could bring to the team if they chose to switch allegiances.
It seems the eligibility rules will always roadblock former international Test stars from representing Pacific heritage teams.
But it would be great if World Rugby could take a leaf out of rugby league's book and allow players to choose who they want to play for.
Especially after the success of Mate Ma'a Tonga at last year's Rugby League World Cup, with their fans bringing the tournament to life.