Four Australian teams hunt Giteau signing



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Matt Giteau is now considered to be the hottest property in Australian rugby and his agent will meet with representatives from Australia’s other Super 14 teams all wanting to sign him.

Giteau’s agent Greg Keenan and Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan will meet with representatives from the Waratahs, Reds and Force at a specially convened meeting in Canberra.

Shaun Barry from the ARU will mediate at the meeting as all four franchises try to get him to sign for their teams. What is paramount to the ARU is that he stays in Australia and signs with one of the four Aussie Super 14 teams.

Giteau has played 31 Tests for Australia and can play at flyhalf or inside centre. Newly appointed Wallabies coach John Connolly is believed to be interested in using Giteau at outside centre.

A move (if any at all) to the Waratahs in New South Wales is probably the most likely as Giteau has played most of his rugby in Canberra which is not too far from Sydney and the Waratahs have Tuqiri, Rogers and Sailor already in their ranks.

Speaking about the Waratahs chances on signing the coach said, “I don’t know if we’re (lobbying) any harder than anyone else,” McKenzie said.

“There’s a very strict process that you have to go through.I think everyone’s in the hunt so I don’t know that we’re any different to anybody else.”

Giteau’s Brumbies contract comes to end this season but he is unlikely to make a decision before the end of this years Super 14.

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