Following former Wallaby Matt Giteau’s incredible performances since heading north and joining French giants Toulon, discussion regarding whether the two-time Heineken Cup winner should be considered for the Wallabies has arisen.
The ARU are adamant in their decision to only pick local players for the national side, particularly with the World Cup coming up in 2015, but should a local club try and lure the 31-year-old back Down Under, would he be up for donning the gold jersey once again?
“It’s very flattering to hear comments from someone that you respect as highly as I do as Jonny… (but) the rules are the way they are,” Giteau told Eurosport, regarding the comments from Toulon teammate Jonny Wilkinson.
“For me I’m happy over here, I’m very settled. I’m enjoying my rugby. Things are different for me with a small family. I’m happy with my life and I’m happy with my rugby.
“I‘ve had my opportunities in Australia, and I’ve really enjoyed them. It’s a huge honour to represent your country and if I was asked to play of course you’d put your hand up, but I think the future of Australian rugby is with the guys who are there at the moment.”