Matt Giteau

Why Matt Giteau is worth €1millon a year

Rupert Guinness Matt Giteau has long been lost to the Wallabies for next year's World Cup, but the bidding in French rugby for his services speaks volumes about his value as a player.

Matt Giteau sticks with Toulon

Sticking around: Matt Giteau.

Former Wallabies five-eighth Matt Giteau has turned down a record offer from a rival French top-division club to re-sign with Toulon.

Matt Giteau's $1.4m offer shows why union is putting league in the shade

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Peter FitzSimons The $1.4m a year offer for Matt Giteau shows how rugby union and rugby league are changing.

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Matt Giteau a marked man in European Cup final

Matt Giteau will be heavily marked in the European Cup final.

Julian Guyer Former Wallaby Matt Giteau will be a carefully marked man when his French club Toulon meet England outfit Saracens in Saturday's European Cup final in Cardiff.

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Matt Giteau scores as Toulon defend European Cup title

Try time: Matt Giteau score the first five-pointer for Toulon.

Tries by Matt Giteau and Juan Smith and a faultless kicking display by Jonny Wilkinson in the penultimate game of his career gave Toulon a 23-6 victory over Saracens on Saturday as the French side...

Union

Former ACT Brumbies back Matt Giteau would answer Wallabies' call

Former Brumby Matt Giteau would jump at the chance to play for the Brumbies again.

David Polkinghorne If the Wallabies ever wanted former Brumby Matt Giteau back he would answer the call in a heartbeat.

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Matt Giteau opens up on his bitter departure from Australian rugby

Matt Giteau

Rupert Guinness When Matt Giteau reflects on his decision to leave Australia after he missed selection in the Wallabies squad for the 2011 World Cup, he admits the episode that centred on his publicised divide with...

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Matt Giteau to captain World XV against Springboks

Jonny Wilkinson and Matt Giteau celebrate winning the French Top 14 final last weekend.

Matt Giteau will captain a World XV against South Africa in a non-cap game on Saturday.

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Wallabies must get early physical edge over France, warns Matt Giteau

General: Frederic Michalak.

Rupert Guinness If the Wallabies allow France to gain an early physical upper hand in the first of three Tests, they will do so at their own peril, warns former Test playmaker Matt Giteau.

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Matt Giteau to lead World XV against Springboks

Matt Giteau

Australian fly-half Matt Giteau will lead a strong World XV side out against the Springboks on Saturday in Cape Town.

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Christian Leali'ifano is a better 12 than Matt Giteau: Johnson

Christian Leali'ifano.

Jim Morton Scotland's wily Australian coach Scott Johnson has dismissed the Wallabies backline woes by labelling Christian Leali'ifano a better No.12 than Matt Giteau.

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Matt Giteau's Toulon jeered despite Perpignan win

Matt Giteau

European champions Toulon were jeered off the pitch despite extending their French Top 14 lead with a 15-9 win at home to Perpignan on Friday.

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Matt Giteau guides Toulon to bonus point win

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Pirate Irwin Former Wallaby Matt Giteau helped steer French rugby heavyweights Toulon to a 32-20 victory over English side Exeter in their European Cup pool match on Saturday..

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Matt Giteau stars as Toulon beat Clermont to take top spot

Former Wallaby Matt Giteau scored 20 points for Toulon.

PARIS: Toulon provisionally took over top spot in the French Top 14 on Saturday with a 25-19 win over old foes Clermont, the team they defeated in last season's European Cup final.

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Matt Giteau's point-scoring spree in France

Matt Giteau.

Former Wallabies star Matt Giteau has gone on a point-scoring frenzy for Toulon to help push the European champions up to second in the French Top 14.

James O'Connor steers Toulon to big Top 14 win

Former Wallaby James O'Connor scored 25 points to steer Toulon to a commanding victory over Montpellier in French rugby's Top 14.

Dan Carter chased by Top 14 club Racing Metro

David Long Racing Metro chairman Jacky Lorenzetti has gone public on his plans to lure Dan Carter to the French club next season.

Australian rugby winger Blair Connor keeps alive hope of playing in the French national colours

At home in France: Blair Connor in the Bordeaux colours.

Rupert Guinness Australian winger Blair Connor will still pursue the possibility of playing Test rugby for France where has lived four years, despite a tightening of the IRB's eligibility laws making it highly...

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Barbarians select Nick Cummins to play against Wallabies

Baabaa boy: Nick Cummins is set to play against the Wallabies.

Georgina Robinson The Wallabies are set to face one of their own at Twickenham after Nick Cummins agreed to wear the black and white of the Barbarians against Australia in November. 

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Union

Players 'crazy' not to consider overseas sabbaticals

Matt Toomua could be a target for cashed-up overseas clubs.

Chris Dutton Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham says Australia's best players would be "crazy" if they didn't consider rich sabbatical deals overseas.