Blow For Michael Cheika As Wallaby Signs Two-Year Deal With Japanese Side
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Not the news Michael Cheika wanted to hear.
Australia have been dealt a blow with the news that they have lost the services of talented back-rower Sean McMahon, who has signed a lucrative 2-year deal in Japan.
McMahon is believed to be joining Suntory in the Top League, alongside former Wallaby Matt Giteau, and will now likely be unavailable for the 2019 Rugby World Cup due to contractual agreements.
We’re done with the Rebels after this season, all I can say is I won’t be playing in Australia next year, I will be gone for two years,” McMahon said.
“It was a very big call I’ve made. There were a few factors that came into it, a few personal ones and a few other issues that I don’t really want to go into.