Paris - All Black centre Anthony Tuitavake has joined French champions Racing 92 from Montpellier on a two-year deal while No 8 Chris Masoe has extended his deal with the Parisians by one year, it was announced on Wednesday.
Masoe, capped 20 times by New Zealand, joined Racing last summer from Toulon and is slated to become forwards coach alongside incumbent Laurent Travers from June 2017.
Racing also confirmed the contract extensions of France internationals Brice Dulin (until 2020), Eddy Ben Arous (2019) and Camille Chat (2019).
Uncapped centre Henry Chavancy (2019), South African utility player Johan Goosen (2020), ex-All Black centre Casey Laulala (2019) and Fiji wing Albert Vulivuli (2018 with an option for an additional year) have also opted to continue at the Paris club.
Apart from Tuitavake, Racing have also brought in Agen's Samoa prop Viliamu Afatia (2018), Fijian lock Leone Nakarawa (2019), Grenoble scrumhalf James Hart (2019), Oyonnax flank Olivier Missoup (2017) and South African lock Gerbrandt Grobler (2019).
Grobler is presently suspended until October for a doping infringement and to cover for his temporary absence, former All Black Ali Williams, currently Dan Carter's adviser and ambassador for vineyards owned by Racing president Jacky Lorenzetti since his retirement after the 2014/15 season played with Toulon, has signed up for one year.