All Blacks winger decides to depart New Zealand Rugby – report

All Blacks and Crusaders winger Leicester Fainga’anuku is ready to go abroad on the finish of the 12 months after deciding to not re-sign with New Zealand Rugby.


Based on new Zealand web site Stuff, the two-Check All Black is predicted to signal with Problem Cup winners Toulon – however has been linked with different French golf equipment together with Lyon and Clermont.

Fainga’anuku joined the Crusaders’ academy when he was simply 15-years-old, and later signed knowledgeable cope with the Tremendous Rugby juggernauts forward of the 2019 season.

12 months after 12 months, week after week, the now 23-year-old hasn’t seemed again. Fainga’anuku has been sensible for each membership and nation, and must be within the combine for this 12 months’s World Cup squad.

Enjoying on the left wing for the champion Crusaders, Fainga’anuku has been sensational all through this 12 months’s Tremendous Rugby Pacific marketing campaign.

The utility again is at the moment equal-first with excessive flying Chiefs fullback Shaun Stevenson for essentially the most tries scored this season with 10, which included a devastating double in opposition to the Brumbies.

It nearly goes with out saying that if true, this report is a tricky blow for each the Crusaders and All Blacks shifting ahead.


Fainga’anuku has been named the Crusaders Participant of the Match thrice this season – essentially the most of any participant, as seen on the staff’s Instagram web page.

Whereas it could’ve been extremely entertaining to see the explosive winger line up alongside rampaging centre Levi Aumua subsequent season, evidently received’t be occurring.