Frisby bound for Bordeaux

Super Rugby
by Sam Phillips

Nick Frisby has found a new club, joining Bordeaux on a short term contract.

The Reds halfback fell out of favour at Ballymore in 2017, with James Tuttle and at times, Moses Sorovi preferred by then-coach Nick Stiles ahead of the four Test Wallaby.

Both Frisby and Quade Cooper then arrived at preseason training in December, only to be told they would not be part of new coach Brad Thorn's plans moving forward.Frisby will return to Brisbane in June. Photo: QRU Media/Brendan HertelWith Tuttle, Sorovi and Tate McDermott already on the books, the Reds have released Frisby on a short term basis. 

The 25-year-old has subsequently signed a contract with the French club, who currently have fellow Australians Luke Jones, Leroy Houston, Ed Fidow and Blair Connor in their squad.

It's understood the deal will see Frisby return to Brisbane at the end of the Top 14 season, in June.

It's likely he will then play out the remainder of the season for GPS in Brisbane's Premier Rugby competition.

It is feasible, though, that the short term contract may turn into a longer deal in a fashion similar to James Hanson's move to Gloucester.

It's understood the Reds would not stand in Frisby's way, should that opportunity arise.