Former Cork All-Ireland winner Ciaran Sheehan is set to remain in Australia for the foreseeable future.
The Eire Og clubman was released by his former AFL side Carlton in October after injuries had limited him to just six appearances since joining the club 2013.
After his release, there had been speculation the 27-year-old could be set for a return home and possibly line-out with the Rebels this year.
While he remains unsure of his next career move Sheehan made it clear when speaking to The42.ie that he intends to stay in Melbourne with his fiancé Amy.
He has applied for a role with the AFL Players' Association and stated that "it's looking likely that'll be my position for the year ahead".
He added: "You have to think about the two of us rather than getting selfish and me coming back home to play GAA. It's a decision for the two of us."