Wallabies halfback Will Genia will reportedly join the exodus of Australian players following the Rugby World Cup.
The 58-Test No.9 is believed to have signed a three-year deal with French club Stade Francais and will leave Australia after the 2015 tournament.
Papua New Guinea-born Genia was thought to have signed a pre-contract with English club Bath but that fell through due to salary cap restrictions.
According to French newspaper Midi Olympique Genia has now signed a three-year deal with the powerful Paris club.
Genia, who debuted with the Reds in 2007, has spoken of his desire to lessen his travel.
He welcomed his first child, a baby girl, last week. If the move is confirmed, Genia will join fellow Wallabies James Horwill (Harlequins), Adam Ashley-Cooper (Bordeaux-Begles), Scott Higginbotham (Japan), Sekope Kepu (Bordeaux-Begles) and Nic White (Montpellier) in playing overseas.
The Reds said they wouldn’t comment on individual contracting matters.
“Will and Queensland Rugby CEO Jim Carmichael have a very strong personal relationship and have been in discussion for 12 months on Will’s future post Rugby World Cup and when these discussions are finalised there will be a formal announcement on this,” the QRU said in a statement.
“There will be no further comment on this until that time.” – AAP