Chabal shines in Australian outing
February 26, 2012
French back-row Sebastien Chabal scored a late try in his cameo appearance for Australian side Belmain.
The No.8 went over for the second-division Australian side with six minutes left on the clock in their one-off match against Petersham - a match which acted as the curtainraiser to the clash between the Waratahs and the reigning champions - the Reds.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Chabal's bow saying: "Chabal made a difference in the set piece, providing crucial go-forward at the scrum but his second-division subbies teammates more than held up their end of the bargain."
Chabal's future is now uncertain. The No.8 left former side Racing Metro amid reports of a fallout with coach Pierre Berbizier and is now looking for a new side. Franchises in Super Rugby have been linked with him along with Top 14 giants Stade Francais.
© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.
Proposals to remove promotion and relegation from the Aviva Premiership would be for the good of the game overall, argues John Taylor
Ireland have the world sitting up and taking notice - and rugby's structure in Europe will aid their Rugby World Cup bid, writes John Mitchell
Where does Italy's win over Scotland rank among their successes in the Six Nations? Scrum Sevens investigates
The tone was set early on in Dublin as a more clinical Ireland made England pay. All is not lost, however, argues Phil Vickery