The All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina will head to Japan following this year's World Cup.
The 30-year-old, 94-Test All Black has announced he has signed a two-year contract with the Japanese club NTT Docomo from next year.
Muliaina says once this season is over it will be time for something different.... Japan itself offers a completely different culture and way of life that my entire family is looking forward to experiencing."
All Blacks Coach Graham Henry says Mils goes to Japan next year with the best wishes of everyone involved in the All Blacks.
Muliaina and Richie McCaw are New Zealand's most capped Test players.
Muliaina made his provincial debut for Auckland in 1999, his Super Rugby debut for the Blues in 2001 and his All Blacks debut against England in 2003.