Without making a big, one of Australia’s greatest rugby players of the professional era has all but confirmed his international retirement.
16 years after he made his Test debut at Twickenham before even playing a game of Super Rugby, Matt Giteau is keen to slip away quietly.
The now 35-year-old played his last Test for Australia in 2016 but has never publicly called time on a glittering 103-game career in Wallaby gold.
“I haven’t officially retired,” Giteau told foxsports.com.au.
“I haven’t made a big song and dance and a big banner or anything that says, ‘I’m retired.’
“I don’t know if I see the need to do that.
“There are better players than me in my position in Australian rugby.
“When you’ve got that and you can recognise that, I think that’s a clear enough sign that your time is up, for me, internationally.”