Australia playmaker Matt Giteau has reversed his decision to hang up his boots, opting to join the San Diego Legion for the 2024 Major League Rugby (MLR) season.
The 41-year-old’s previous MLR stint was with the LA Giltinis, culminating in a championship win alongside Australian stars Adam Ashley-Cooper and Dave Dennis.
Having played a pivotal role in the Legion’s Conference finals bid in July, Giteau’s signing signals the franchise’s commitment to success. Head coach Danny Lee expressed excitement, stating, “We are over the moon to secure the services of Matt for the upcoming season.
“To have a highly experienced, international player of Matt’s calibre join the Legion in something very exciting.
“He is a world-class player that will bring an incredible wealth of knowledge, competitive attitude and drive to succeed with him that will no doubt spread throughout the squad.”
Giteau, a veteran with an illustrious career, boasts 103 Tests for Australia, three World Cup campaigns and 698 points. His extensive club experience includes Super Rugby titles with the Brumbies and European triumphs with Toulon.
In a statement, Giteau expressed enthusiasm about joining the Legion: “Really excited to be joining San Diego Legion. “Our proud club with some great fans and a great city.
“Can’t wait to get over there and rip in,” he added.