The 92 cap Wallaby has called time on his career with Australia after not being selected in the 30-man squad to play in the Rugby World Cup 2011 starting next month. Part of the national set-up since 2002, Giteau scored 29 tries playing for the Wallabies, racking up 684 points in total as he often was the team’s kicker. One of the best utility players ever seen, he started at scrum-half, fly-half and at centre for the national team.
The reaction to his exclusion has been mixed, with former players such as Mark Ella claiming that Giteau is simply “too good to be left out of the squad.” But with the 28 year old already confirmed to be moving to Toulon for the start of next season, following stints in Super Rugby with the ACT Brumbies and the Western Force, it appears his time is up. The star tweeted: “Really wanna thank everyone for the support! Was a huge honour to get the chance to represent my country as often as I did #veryprivileged”
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