Giteau's Suntory stint over

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by RUGBY.com.au staff

Wallabies legend Matt Giteau has played his last game for Japanese side Suntory and potentially his last game of professional rugby.

With news the Top League season has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, Giteau confirmed his three-year stint with the Japanese powerhouses was done.

Giteau had already returned to Australia to be with his family before the announcement as Australia's travel restrictions began to tighten.

The Wallabies centurion tweeted his thanks to the club on Friday night, writing:

"With the Japanese season officially being called off I'd like to thank @sungoliath for the last three years. I want to thank the players & staff & fans .. A team I was always very proud to play for & a country I loved playing in."

Giteau hasn't declared his plans beyond 2020, though with many competitions on pause and teams facing financial crises amid the pandemic the future isn't clear for many.

Should he opt to retire, he would finish the game with trophies in three provincial competitions around the world and multiple Champions Cup titles.