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CONFIRMED: 103-Test star all but confirms international retirement

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.”


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