Major League Rugby: Wallaby great Matt Giteau to continue with the LA Giltinis

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Former Wallaby playmaker Matt Giteau has binned the idea of retirement and will continue playing for the Los Angeles Giltinis.

Giteau, 39, showed that class is permanent in the Major League Rugby final where he scored two tries in a dominant 31-17 victory over Rugby ATL.

Having added yet another trophy to his collection there was anticipation around whether Giteau would hang up his boots or not. But he will stay on at the Giltinis, who will be coached by Giteau’s former Wallabies team-mate Stephen Hoiles.

The Wallaby centurion claimed the decision was made easy after consulting with his family.

“I was really content with the way things finished. It was such a super season to end up with a championship,” Giteau told AAP.

Happy in Los Angeles

“My wife Bianca has changed her life to suit me many times but when she was keen and the kids were pumped for more of LA, it made the decision an easy one.”

Hoiles believes Giteau can still add value for the Giltinis despite his age.

“His best game for the Giltinis was his last game in the Championship game. That’s the sort of competitor he is,” Hoiles said.

“Straight after the final, there was a sense that maybe it was a good time to bow out for him but a month later the indications were he might go again.

“It’s a credit to LA and how good a time he and his family have had here.”

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