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Wallabies legend Matt Giteau responds to transfer rumours

Matt Giteau has denied reports from The Sydney Morning Herald that he was the latest high-profile rugby player eyeing a move to Los Angeles-based Major League Rugby team LA Giltinis.

“I got wind of that this morning actually,” Giteau said, speaking on the Tight Five podcast.

“Another parent from school dropped his kid off because there was a party and he says ‘I hear you’re going to LA’.


“I said what? He said ‘it’s in the papers’.

“I’ve checked the papers this morning and it sounds like I’m signed, sealed and delivered. I think it’s just paper, well, I know it’s just paper talk.

“I haven’t really discussed contracts or pushed seriously with anything since I finished in Japan. The big focus was just coming back, homeschooling, getting settled back in Canberra.

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“I see this morning that I’m going to LA. Unless my agent’s done something that I don’t know about. I think it’s just paper talk.

“I haven’t thought about actually going to America but I think the way my last season in Japan finished, it just left a bit of an empty feeling.

“I would have preferred to play a full season out, being my last year. That’s probably the only thing at the moment that [suggests] I’m not 100 percent done with rugby.”


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Despite not earning as much as footballers, we think you’ll agree that these homes of rugby players are still pretty spectacular. 

Here are five of our favourites:

1. Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira’s beautiful home on the Dolphin Coast1.

Tendai and Kuziva Mtawarira’s Dolphin Coast, family escape is near enough to Durban for work and just far enough to feel like every day’s a holiday.

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