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Wallaby legend Matt Giteau is set for a shock move away from Toulon.
Matt Giteau looks all but certain to make a switch to the Japanese Top League for the 2017-18 season, with the possibility of linking up with former Brumbies and Wallabies teammate, George Smith.
Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal this week confirmed his view that Giteau was leaving the club for Japan. The 34-year-old signed his last contract with Toulon in 2014, a two-year deal with an option for a third that brought his time in France to six seasons.
Since then however, the international rugby landscape has undergone vast change, with Giteau returning to the Wallabies under the 60-cap barrier for overseas-based players.
Giteau and Boudjellal have had a number of public fallouts over this and it is believed this is why he has chosen to part company with Toulon.