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Reds lose Cordingley to French club

30/04/2008 05:39:58 PM Comments (0)

Queensland Reds captain Sam Cordingley has accepted a deal to play for French rugby club Grenoble.

The injured halfback informed Reds officials of his decision on Wednesday, leaving a gaping hole in the leadership ranks for the Super 14 franchise for the 2009 season.

It has been reported that Cordingley, 32, will take up a two-and-a-half deal to play with the club where he has already had a stint.

The decision effectively ends the Test career of Cordingley, who has racked up 14 appearances for the Wallabies, mainly off the bench.

It's a big blow for the 10th-placed Reds, who will lose fullback Chris Latham and hooker Stephen Moore at the end of this season.

Cordingley will miss Friday night's clash with the Blues at Suncorp Stadium due to a lingering calf injury.

On a positive note, in-form winger Peter Hynes has extended his contract with Queensland until the end of 2010.

"I'm really enjoying my rugby with the Reds," said Hynes, who has scored 10 tries in 52 appearances for Queensland in Super 14.

"Our backline is creating a lot of space which is tremendous for me as a winger."

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