All Blacks' Mo'unga, Frizell Japan-bound in 2024

All Blacks playmaker Richie Mo'unga is to join Japanese club Toshiba Brave Lupus from Super Rugby side the Crusaders after next year's Rugby World Cup.Toshiba announced the move, saying Mo'unga would be joined by Highlanders and All Blacks flanker Shannon Frizell at the club, who are coached by ex-New Zealand captain Todd Blackadder.CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR EARLY BIRD AND HOSPITALITY TICKETS FOR THE HSBC SYDNEY SEVENSReports in New Zealand media said 28-year-old Mo'unga, who has 44 All Blacks caps, signed a three-year deal with Toshiba.Under New Zealand Rugby rules, Mo'unga and Frizell will not be eligible to play for the All Blacks while in Japan. The duo are set to join the club after the 2023 World Cup in France.Frizell, 28, has made 25 appearances for the All Blacks since making his debut in 2018.Mo'unga, who played 94 games for the Crusaders and scored more than 1000 points, said he was looking forward to experiencing rugby with an overseas team."I'm grateful for this opportunity and to be part of the Lupus family I plan on doing everything I can to make Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo the number one team in Japan," he said in the media release."It's a dream of mine to play rugby overseas and to experience a different culture and I know this will be an amazing experience for my family.“The Crusaders have been my life for ever, even before I joined the team it was my life, dreaming of being part of the family. “Looking back at my time with the team since 2015, it makes me so grateful to be part of such a franchise, part of some really awesome memories, some great achievements and great moments, and to just meet some really special people. “My energy going into this season is no different to any other, I’m here to give my everything. I still want to perform, to do the best for the Crusaders, our members and our fans. There’s still a heck of a job to do before I leave."I am excited to be joining Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo and the opportunity to play Rugby in Japan at the conclusion of 2023," Frizell added."I have heard great things about the Brave Lupus and its proud history through other New Zealanders playing for the Club now and previously. I look forward to immersing my family into the club and meeting all the fans.”Click Here: georgia rugby jersey

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