Liam Gill gone from Australian rugby well before his time

23-year old Queensland Reds flanker Liam Gill has confirmed he will leave Australian rugby at the end of 2016 to join French club Toulon. Gill played 65 Super Rugby matches since making his debut for the Reds as a 19-year old in 2011, but fell behind Michael Hooper, David Pocock and Sean McMahon in the Wallabies backrow pecking order in the lead up to last year's World Cup. "It was a very difficult decision, but I felt the time was right to challenge myself and play rugby in a different environment,” he said. “I feel I have done as much as I can in Australian Rugby and now look to enjoy a new opportunity." Reds general manager Daniel Herbert confirmed a 'flexible contract' still wasn't enough to keep Gill in Australian rugby. “Liam is a talented player and someone who has made a great contribution to the Reds over the past six years after graduating from our elite pathways system. He has international aspirations but plays in a position in which Australia have significant de
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