Australian flanker Sean McMahon has revealed that he will be leaving current side Melbourne Rebels. The 23-year-old is rumoured to be taking a two-year overseas break, and has been linked with Japanese side Suntory Sungoliath.
Sean McMahon has been one of Melbourne Rebels key players over the last few years. The Brisbane native made 42 appearances for the side over 3 seasons, and received an international call-up from Wallabies coach Michael Cheika back in 2014.
Should McMahon opt for a two-year overseas break, it will effectively end the flanker’s chances of representing Australia in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, and unfortunately for the Aussies, the move is looking pretty likely.
McMahon said: “We’re done with the Rebels after this season, all I can say is I won’t be playing in Australia next year, I will be gone for two years,”
“It was a very big call I’ve made. There were a few factors that came into it, a few personal ones and a few other issues that I don’t really want to go into.”