The reports from The Roar come after Crichton was linked to a move to the 15-man game following Rugby Australia poaching club teammate Joseph Suaalii on a monster deal beginning at the end of the 2024 season.
The breakdown between the two parties comes after three months of negotiations where multiple deadlines were reportedly missed.
Contracted with the Sydney Roosters until the end of the 2024 season, The Sydney Morning Herald reported last month that the second-rower was offered $800,000 per year to make a two-year switch to rugby union.
Despite the breakdown involving Crichton, Rugby Australia Chief Executive Phil Waugh remains open to targeting rugby league players but insists the Wallabies don’t need to poach any more stars from the NRL.
“I don’t think so,” Waugh told reporters on Monday, via The…