Giteau craves permanent role
Fly-half hoping for stability at Brumbies
By Rachel Griffiths. Last Updated: January 19, 2010 3:48pm
Giteau: Hoping for permanent role
Australia fly-half Matt Giteau is seeking stability in his playing position for the Brumbies' 2010 campaign.
"Whatever position I'm chosen in I'd like to stick there for the whole season - depending on form obviously"
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The 27-year-old was forced to split playmaking duties with Waratahs recruit Berrick Barnes during an at times turbulent season with the Wallabies, and rumours were rife that the John Eales Medallist was less than happy with the job-share.
Giteau insists he is open to a positional change at the Brumbies, but is hoping to remain wherever he is selected for the duration of the season.
"There's some great young players (at the Brumbies), Christian Lealiifano, Matty Toomua are probably the first two that spring to mind for fly-half," said Giteau.
"For me it's not really about cementing that position, I'm happy to play fly-half, inside-centre, full-back, where ever the team needs me.
"But whatever position I'm chosen in I'd like to stick there for the whole season - depending on form obviously. If I'm not playing well enough then I'm happy - well not happy - but I'll go to the bench."
"For me I'm all about enjoying my football this year and playing wherever I'm chosen."
Giteau, who represented the nation's capital for four seasons before moving to Western Force on a three-year contract in 2007, is happy to return to the place where he embarked on his career.
"Obviously (I'm in) familiar surroundings," added Giteau.
"The dynamics of players and things like that have changed but it still feels the same and it's still great to be back."
Giteau's first appearance since his comeback to the Canberra-based outfit will be against the Force in Perth on February 12, and the fly-half is expecting a hostile reception at his old stomping ground.
"I think I'm going to get a few boos, but the easiest way to silence them is to be ahead and to obviously get the win," he said.
"It's a great way to start the year to get it over and done with and play the Force first up."