17 May 2011

Tialata signs with Bayonne?

6:01 am on 17 May 2011

The French rugby club Bayonne say they've signed the Hurricanes prop Neemia Tialata.

Tialata, a 43-test-veteran, is reported to have signed a 2-year deal with an option for a third.

The 28-year-old, who last played for the All Blacks in June last year, is expected to join the French top 14 side next season.

Bayonne have also signed the former All Black and Chiefs number eight Sione Lauaki, who has been playing at Clermont.

Bayonne finished 7th in the top 14 this season.