Super Rugby
Frustrated Fainifo to leave Brumbies
ESPNscrum Staff
June 3, 2011
Brumbies wing Francis Fainifo touches down, Brumbies v Chiefs, Super Rugby, Canberra Stadium, Canberra, Australia, February 19, 2011
Francis Fainifo started the season in try-scoring form for the Brumbies but has found himself out of favour of late © Getty Images

Francis Fainifo has revealed that he is ready to quit the Brumbies at the end of the current Super Rugby season after becoming increasingly frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities.

The 27-year-old winger is being heavily linked with a move to France and admitted that he is currently evaluating his options.

''I've been approached by a couple of clubs, but it's a massive decision for me,'' Fainifo told the Canberra Times. ''At the end of the day, I have to look after myself and my family and if the Brumbies are not giving me an opportunity to play any rugby then I have no choice than to look elsewhere. But I'm still doing everything I can to help the guys play well for the next three weeks.''

Scrum-half Patrick Phibbs is also currently looking for a new club as his deal with the Brumbies expires at the end of the current campaign and he has yet to be offered a contract extension.

"There's a few things in the pipeline," he said. "I haven't really spoken to the Brumbies too much. I've been at the Brumbies for so long and always played here so I feel like Brumbies is part of the family for me. But it's the way of life for a rugby player...that's the way it works."

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