Australia's Sean McMahon joins Sunwolves

Sean McMahon has played 26 Tests for Australia
Sean McMahon has played 26 Tests for Australia

Sean McMahon's chances of resuming his Australia career seems to be dipping as reports emerging that he has signed a deal with Japanese club Sunwolves.

McMahon has played 26 Tests for the Wallabies with his last appearance coming in November last year against Scotland at Murrayfield and had a chance to resume his national career with the World Cup around the corner.

According to a report by, McMahon had declined offers from Reds, Rebels and the Force and has signed a one-year deal with the Sunwolves which was understood to have happened in July.

Even though Sunwolves are part of the Australian Conference in the Super Rugby competition, the players featuring for the club are not eligible to play for the Wallabies.

The 24-year-old still has a chance to represent Michael Cheika's side in World Cup in Japan next year if he could sign a deal for the 2020/21 season with an Australian club but it is reported that McMahon is keen to stay in Japan where he is understood to be earning around $800,000 per year in the Top League.

Earlier this month Australia head coach Cheika said the board did make an offer to McMahon to bring in back to the national frame.

“We’ve been really clear with Sean about what we’d like,” Cheika said.

“The ball is in his court.”

Sunwolves, who will be coached by Tony Brown this season named an initial squad for the 2019 season on Tuesday.

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