By now, rugby fans from Cottesloe to Coogee know the Western Force has secured the services of the most famous Giteau (Matt) since Charlie Giteau shot President Andrew Jackson.
As a result, east coast (mainly Sydney) rugby commentators are bemoaning the rise of 'checkbook rugby'. But realistically, the Force's hands are tied - they need to spend the big bucks to get quality players to move across the wide brown Nullarbor.
My only concern is whether Giteau is worth anything near the $1 million plus they'll be paying him each year. There's no doubt he's a slippery customer, but there's still a big question mark over his decision-making.
This backs up a point once made by my mate, Weird Al Yankovic, that rugby is the easiest sport in the world in which to be dubbed a legend.
In Australian Football, you'd have to have played 340 games and coached four grand final winning sides to be considered in the same light that rugby fans view Giteau's short career.