But only for a short period.

Counties Manukau announced the signing of a contract with the player for the period of mitre 10 caps. After the end of the tournament, the 34-year-old third-line forward will again go to Japan, where he will continue to play for Toyota Verblitz, an agreement with which is calculated until the end of 2021.

«Although. That I spent most of my career in Christchurch, my roots are in Manukau. I am very excited about the upcoming season and the prospect of playing in front of family and friends at the Navigation homes stadium in the area where I grew up, ” the All Blacks official website quotes Reid as saying.

Kieran read has already played for counties Manukau in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Luka Goginava got a professional contract

Georgian post signed a full-fledged agreement with Angouleme.

The 23-year-old forward played for the Georgian youth team at the U20 World Cup in England, then went to racing 92. for the racers and later for Brive, Goginava played in the French youth championship.

In 2019, Luca joined Angouleme from PRO D2, where He managed to prove himself and get a professional contract.

Strela signed an MMA fighter

Rinat Fakhretdinov, nicknamed “Gladiator”, will try his hand at Rugby.

The 28-year-old Saransk native is a GFC Middleweight champion, Moscow champion and silver medalist of the Russian combat Sambo championship, Moscow champion and bronze medalist of the Russian pankration championship, world champion in combat Sambo among power structures, master of sports in MMA. He started his professional career as a fighter in 2013.

“The impressions from the transition are positive, I have long wanted to try myself in a new sport. I am glad that we managed to reach an agreement. Rugby is a truly men’s sport, very interesting and dynamic. I hope my wrestling skills will come in handy here and benefit the team. I was accepted in the team well, I already know some of them. I think we will quickly find a common language with the guys. I grew up in Tatarstan, I am a Tatar by nationality, so it was important for me to go to Strela − a club that represents my Homeland, “Fakhretdinov commented on the transition.

Rinat spent 18 fights in MMA, winning 17 victories, 10 of which by knockout.