The Crusaders hooker Corey Flynn is set to join French club Toulouse at the end of the Super Rugby season after signing a two-year contract.
Flynn made his All Blacks debut at the 2003 World Cup in Australia and played an additional 14 Tests and was also a member of the 2011 World Cup squad.
At the naming of the All Blacks wider training group the coach Steve Hansen admitted the 33-year-old could have been a useful option this season with the level of depth at hooker a concern.
Hansen says Flynn kept them informed along the way.
Team-mate first five-eight Tyler Bleyendaal announced he's moving to Ireland to play for the Munster Club at the end of this year.