Elsom Japan bound

Reports in Australia indicate Rocky Elsom will continue his career in Japan.

This means Elsom has played his last game in Australia for now, a injury ruling him out of the Waratahs’ final matches of the Super Rugby campaign. The Sydney Morning Herald reports he is set to announce a two-year deal with Japanese side Kobe Steel soon.

The newspaper also details that the Steelers will allow Elsom to play in Europe between January and July next year and 2014. French giants Stade Francais and Toulouse are believed to be the clubs in serious contention.