Former Wallabies star Matt Giteau, whose selection for Australia in 2015 as an overseas-based player created Australian rugby’s “Giteau Law”, has announced his retirement from the sport after a glittering career.
The now 40-year-old made the announcement via social media, declaring he had “milked this game and the contracts dry” having played in Australia, France, Japan and the US since his debut for the ACT Brumbies in 2001.
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Giteau represented Australia 103 times, and when then Wallabies coach Michael Cheika wanted to pick overseas-based players for the national team, with Giteau playing with Toulon in France, the “Giteau Law” was born.
“Half my life spent playing this great game professionally and travelling the world to do it,” Giteau said in his online post.
“So many great…