Delve undecided on where he will play in 2013

Melbourne Rebels captain Gareth Delve has admitted that he is in talks with Toulon but has not signed with the French outfit and has not final decision on where he play next season.


Delve has been one of the Rebels best players this season and looks at home playing Super Rugby.


The Rebels captain was part of the Wales Six Nations Grand Slam winning team in 2008 and has been closely linked with the wealthy French club next season.


“It’s still a decision I am mulling over,” Delve told the BBC.


“I have been speaking to Toulon for a long time now and they are a fantastic club and seem to be getting even stronger.


“But at this point in time there is not too much I can say either way.


“It’s a huge a decision for me and my partner and we are weighing things up.”


Delve has become a firm favourite with the Rebels fans in Melbourne but could be playing next season with fellow Welsh international, Gethin Jenkins, England’s World Cup hero Jonny Wilkinson and Aussie playmaker Matt Giteau at Toulon.


Delve has won 11 caps for Wales and played for for Bath and Gloucester in the English Premiership before he became the first non Australian to captain an Australian Super Rugby side.


The Welshman admits that he has been in talks with a number of clubs but has dismissed that he has signed with Toulon.


“At this point in time, it’s not done and dusted,” said Delve.


“Myself and my girlfriend have a fair bit of thinking to do, along with my family.


“Hopefully, it will be concluded pretty soon and I can get back to thinking about rugby again.


“At this point there is just the one offer, but I am considering the options.


“I have been talking for a while to a few different clubs and it’s a case of working out what will be the best situation for the next couple of years.


“It’s my future and about where I am going to end up and where I see myself for the next five to ten years.”

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