Leali’ifano departing Brumbies

Leali’ifano departing Brumbies

By all means, Christian Leali’ifano departing Brumbies is a piece of huge news as he had an obviously close bond with them.

This 31-year old player and at the same time, a cancer survivor is an announcing a deal with Japanese rugby club for the next season.

Above all, at this point, he will celebrate a 12-year association with this Super rugby team when they come to the finals.

Another key point, before he will move to his further shift to Japan, he will firstly engage in the game with NTT Communications.

Undoubtedly, Christian Leali’ifano says that it will be evidently difficult to leave the Brumbies, especially after he represented them 148 times.

Not to mention, their present campaign which will at the same time be his last one.

The team coach Dan McKellar guided them to finish the regular season, in which they ended with a six-match winning streak.

That was in order to finally claim the Australian conference crown and at the same time they set up a home quarter-final against the Sharks.

By all means, Leali’ifano was of great importance in that game, controlling the influence at five-eighth.

Most importantly, this was a great way to boost up his career and show off his skills.

However, he hasn’t represented the Wallabies since winning a 19th cap, which was against England.

Furthermore, he was diagnosed with leukaemia only 2 months later which also forced him to stop playing.

In like manner, he was out of the game for a year while recovering from a bone marrow transplant and chemotherapy.

Above all, he got great support from the public upon his return to the field and is very thankful for that.

At the same time, the team coach said he is sad to see him leave but wishes him the best as he has done so much for the team altogether.

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