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GRATEFUL LEALIIFANO EXCITED TO PLAY RUGBY AGAIN

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Brumbies star Christian Lealiifano has a new outlook on life.

Just over a year since his leukaemia diagnosis, he’s given his first official press conference, thanking the rugby community, Wallabies team-mates and the Brumbies family for helping him beat cancer.

Lealiifano’s admitted, he thought he’d never play rugby again.

But since getting the all clear from his doctor, he’s had his eye on the prize and has become a “better person.”

“I would go through this 10 times again for the person I am today, the journey I have been through and the person that I have become.”

The 29-year-old, who made his Super Rugby return in the Brumbies’ final game of the season, is expected to continue his comeback during the off-season.

“I am definitely exploring some options – the National Rugby Championship is one and obviously overseas as well, to get some quality game time in and prepare me for the future,” he said.

Also in the pipeline is a possible deal with Belfast club Ulster, but nothing’s been locked in yet.

One thing’s for sure, Lealiifano has his sights set on a full return to Super Rugby.

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