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.