Toby Flood considering switch abroad in move that would end England career
The Leicester fly-half has already spoken to England coach Stuart Lancaster about the possibility
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Leicester fly-half Toby Flood is considering effectively ending his England career by moving abroad.
The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to Jonny Wilkinson's Toulon.
Such a switch would likely rule him out of international contention, but having been reduced to an understudy role of late Flood concedes he is left with a difficult decision.
"I would never leave Leicester for another English club but I know I have to make up my mind as it affects other people and their livelihoods," he was quoted as saying in the Daily Telegraph.
"I have spoken to Stuart [Lancaster, England coach] and tried to be as open and honest as I can be. But, no, I haven't been on the phone yet to Jonny.
"I imagine a move [overseas] would probably rule me out of England. For me, it is no longer about whether a move might further my career.
"It is about where I feel comfortable, about who I enjoy hanging out with and where I'm living."
Leicester have reportedly given Flood a month to make up his mind.
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