Wallaby Andrew Walker has quit rugby union to play rugby league for Manly.
Andrew Walker played seven Tests for Australia
Walker played seven rugby union Tests for Australia, but rejected a new Super 12 contract with the ACT Brumbies in favour of a return to rugby league.
"I have missed the excitement of league," Walker was quoted
as saying in The Sydney Daily Telegraph newspaper on Tuesday.
"We made Andrew what we considered to be a fair offer but
the gap between the two was enormous," Brumbies chief executive
Rob Clarke said in a statement.
"Realistically it was an offer from Manly that Andrew
Walker has courted controversy since his switch to rugby union and was twice dropped from the Wallabies Test squad in 2001 because of disciplinary problems.
He is a former Australia under-21 rugby union
representative who switched to rugby league and made his Test
debut in 1996.
Four years later Walker became the first dual international
to move from the Kangaroos to the Wallabies.
The current Wallabies side includes three former rugby
league internationals, Wendell Sailor, Lote Tuqiri and Mat