Rugby

Another All Black heading for France?

2018-12-13 10:03
Nehe Milner-Skudder (Getty)

Cape Town - All Blacks wing Nehe Milner-Skudder will join French club Toulon after next year's Rugby World Cup in Japan, according to media reports.

French media outlet RMC Sport reports that the 27-year-old has agreed to a three-year contract with the Top 14 outfit which will be formally announced by their president, Mourad Boudjellal, on Friday.

This announcement comes after another French club, Pau, confirmed the signing of New Zealand fullback Ben Smith although they are said to have missed out on another All Black, openside flanker Ardie Savea, who is set to sign a new deal with New Zealand Rugby.

Milner-Skudder has played in 13 Tests and last represented the All Blacks in November when they beat Japan 69-31 in Tokyo.He burst onto the scene in 2015 and was in the New Zealand's starting line-up in their Rugby World Cup final victory over Australia.

Milner-Skudder scored one of the All Blacks' three tries in that match but his career has been plagued by injuries since then.

He is expected to represent the Hurricanes at Super Rugby level in 2019 but could be granted a release from his provincial duties if he is not included in New Zealand's Rugby World Cup squad.

Toulon already have fellow All Blacks Liam Messam, Julian Savea and Malakai Fekito in their ranks.

Read more on:    toulon  |  all blacks  |  nehe milner-skudder  |  rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Following the conclusion of the various end of year tours to Europe, who is your favourite for the 2019 Rugby World Cup title?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.