Australia’s ‘Giteau Law’ under review as Wallabies consider future policy under new coach Dave Rennie

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Rugby Australia have confirmed that the will review the controversial ‘Giteau Law’ and potentially alter their policy on overseas players.

The law was brought in in 2015 under Michael Cheika, allowing players based overseas who had already accrued 60 caps for Australia to return to Wallabies’ squads.

Notably this saw the inclusion of Matt Giteau and Drew Mitchell in the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad, and the law has remained in place since.

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But with New Zealander Dave Rennie now confirmed as Cheika’s successor, and a thorough review of Australian rugby underway after a disappointing World Cup, Rugby Australia’s Director of Rugby has admitted they will look at the law.

“Is it right for us? That’s something we’ll have to look at,” RA’s Director of Rugby Scott Johnson told reporters this week when asked about potential changes to policy.

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