Giteau chooses Toulon over Racing

Date published: September 18 2014

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Australian back Matt Giteau has rejected a €1million-a-year offer from Racing Métro to stay with European champions Toulon.

Australian back Matt Giteau has rejected a €1million-a-year offer from Racing Métro to stay with European champions Toulon.

Giteau has signed a two-year contract extension with the club.

The 31-year-old, who has 92 caps for Australia, also has the option to extend his stay for a third year.

Giteau joined Toulon following the 2011 Rugby World Cup, although he surprisingly wasn't selected for the tournament.

His last appearance for the Wallabies was in the defeat to Samoa in Sydney.

Since arriving in November that year he has tasted great success, playing a key role as Toulon won back-to-back European titles and the Top 14 title last season.

Meanwhile, hooker Jean -Charles Orioli has also inked a new deal with RCT.

The 25-year-old revealed on Twitter that he has extended his contract by two more years, linking him with the Var club until June 2016.

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