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Sailor Rules Out Return to League
Wallabies winger Wendell Sailor has dropped a clause in his contract allowing him to return to rugby league after the Rugby World Cup.
The 29-year-old will now play for Queensland Reds Super 12 team until 2005 and then plans to finish up his career in Japan.
The winger signed with the Australian Rugby Union in 2001 and despite the Wallabies' World Cup final defeat, Sailor was glad he switched.
He told the Australian Rugby Union website: "It's been a great couple of months and I've been really happy that I switched, it's well worthwhile.
"I'll sign on (with the Reds) for two years and then hopefully go to Japan," Sailor said.
He ruled out playing in the 2007 World Cup.
"I'll be 35 then, so no," Sailor said.
He remains in close contact with his former Broncos teammates.
Sailor was one of the first people Australian rugby league Test captain Darren Lockyer called on Sunday after his team completed a clean sweep of Great Britain in the Ashes series.