All Blacks and Crusaders star Richie Mo’unga has signed a three-year deal with Japanese club Toshiba from 2024.
He will also be joined by Highlanders and All Blacks flanker Shannon Frizell.
Their signings were announced on Monday by Toshiba.Toshiba are coached by former All Blacks captain and ex-Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder
Mo’unga will be joining some familiar faces – ex-Crusaders Matt Todd, Tom Taylor, Seta Tamanivalu and Jack Stratton are on Toshiba’s books, along with New Zealand-born Japan test lock Warner Dearns and Christchurch-raised former Japan flanker Michael Leitch
The 28-year-old has 44 All Blacks caps since making his debut in 2017 and has played 94 Super Rugby games for the Crusaders and 51 appearances for Canterbury.
He has scored 1053 Super Rugby points and has continued the proud tradition of quality Crusaders No 10s, following Andrew Mehrtens and Dan Carter.