18 May 2011

Tialata and Lauaki off to France say Bayonne

12:45 pm on 18 May 2011

The French rugby club Bayonne has announced four new signings, including two former All Blacks, for the next northern season.

After just missing out on the French Top 14 playoffs this year, Bayonne say they've signed the Hurricanes prop Neemia Tialata and the former Chiefs and All Blacks loose forward Sione Lauaki on two and three year contracts respectively.

They've also signed the Brumbies and Wallabies lock Mark Chisholm, and Cedric Heymans, the veteran utility back recently named in France's World Cup squad.