FORMER FRANCE international Sebastien Chabal will play Super Rugby for a yet-to-be-confirmed Australian franchise in the near future.
Although he did not reveal which team he will ply his trade for, the Brumbies or Melbourne Rebels shape as the likely sides to secure his services.
Chabal is looking for employment and has been linked with several clubs after he was sacked by Top 14 outfit Racing-Metro.
However, he says he will be heading Down Under.
“I'm going to play in Australia soon,” he told French TV Channel RMC.
The Rebels, who have been granted special dispensation by the Australian Rugby Union to recruit foreign players as they get their franchise up and running, may end up with Chabal on their books.
The Brumbies may also be interested as they do not have a high-profile No 8.
Chabal will become the second French player to play Super Rugby after former teammate Frederic Michalak.
Michalak joined the Sharks for a second stint at the end of last season and will play for them this year, before linking up with Toulon.« Back to Archives
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