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Wallaby legend Latham heading home

06/01/2010 11:31:59 PM Comments (0)

Chris Latham will relocate back to Australia at the end of the English rugby season in May after deciding not to exercise the option of a third year with Premiership club Worcester.

The 34-year-old fullback, who has played for Worcester since 2008, has made the decision for family reasons.

"After much consideration we feel, as a family, that this is the right time to return home to Australia, with my daughter starting high school and my son soon to start school," he said.

Worcester rugby director Mike Ruddock said Latham, the second highest try scorer for Australia, had been a huge influence on the club.

"Chris has been inspirational, and his work ethic has been truly remarkable. Having had the opportunity to work with him first-hand, I can see why he was by far the best fullback in the world for so many years.

"His dedication to the job and his commitment on the field has been inspirational for all at the club to witness. We wish Chris every happiness in his new challenge."

Worcester are currently second from bottom of the 12-team Premiership.

Latham played for NSW and Queensland at Super rugby level and scored 200 points in 79 appearances for the Wallabies, winning the World Cup in 1999.

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