Cape Town - Adam Whitelock has become the second of Canterbury's four high-profile brothers to sign an offshore contact.
According to the ESPNScrum website, Whitelock, 27, will leave for Top 14 side Bayonne at the end of the
He has signed a two-year contract, with the option
of extending it for another year.
Whitelock made his Canterbury debut in 2008 and first played for the
Crusaders a year later, going on to earn 55 Super Rugby caps.
Adam played several Crusaders games alongside his three
brothers - All Blacks lock Sam, one-Test flank George and
former junior All Blacks captain, Luke.
George left in June to begin a
contract in Japan.