Rattlebones eyes Force move

Clyde Rathbone is considering offers from the Force ahead of next year’s Super 14.

After this year’s competition, the Brumbies did not renew Rathbone’s contract as it was another campaign for the wing that was hampered by injuries. The former SA U21 captain will have to move if he wishes to continue his playing career, while his business in Canberra may keep him in the Australian capital.

‘I haven’t made a decision yet,’ Rathbone told The Australian regarding his future. ‘I’ve had a couple of offers from overseas and in Australia. I’m talking to the Force, but it is still early days.’

The Force have lost wingers Drew Mitchell and Scott Staniforth, but it is difficult to see what value an injury-plagued Rathbone would offer. The 27-year-old has also not ruled out retiring.

‘I’ve got to decide whether I want to play,’ he said. ‘I don’t want to retire from the game and then turn on the TV and wish I was still out there. People say you just wake up one morning and you know you want to retire. I’m still waiting to wake up with that feeling.’