Barrett's back-up West heads north to France
Cape Town - La Rochelle have announced the signing of Hurricanes flyhalf Ihaia West on a three-year contract until 2021.
The New Zealander will join the Top 14 club at the end of the Super
Rugby campaign having spent just a season at the Wellington-based
West will replace Brock James, who has penned a deal with
Bordeaux-Begles and will duly leave for their French rivals in the
West, the 'Canes reserve pivot to regular starter Beauden Barrett, is remembered for his winning try in the
Blues’ 22-16 triumph over the British and Irish Lions in June, but
struggled for consistency at the Auckland side.
He signed a one-year contract with the 2016 Super Rugby champions for
the 2018 campaign, but will head to France when that deal ends.