Delve mulls over Melbourne decision.
Gareth Delve admits the opportunity to play in Australia could be too good to turn down even if it does signal the end of his international career with Wales.
The Gloucester No.8 sat on the bench as Wales ended their RBS 6 Nations campaign with a 33-10 win over Italy at the Millennium Stadium – but now faces the biggest decision of his career.
Delve is certain to leave Kingsholm in the summer but must choose between an offer from Cardiff Blues and a complete change of scenery with new Super 15 franchise Melbourne Rebels.
And the 27-year-old – who returned the Wales set up during this year’s Six Nations – hinted that playing Down Under and the experience it would bring could sway his decision.
“With the Six Nations out of the way I can sit down with my family and my girlfriend and work out what I want to do for the next two years,” said Delve.
“Coming back into the Welsh fold has changed my thoughts because I have seen what a fantastic environment it is.
“And geographically it will be almost impossible to play for Wales if I moved to Australia because I would never get back for the training days.
“There is also the Cardiff situation which is also a fantastic chance to play for a club I have supported since a youngster.
“But on the flip side the chance to go and play Super 15 as it will be is an amazing one that has never really come around for any British players.
“It is something I am considering very heavily because it is almost a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”