27 Jun 2017

Fekitoa off to France?

9:41 am on 27 June 2017

Malakai Fekitoa is set to join his former All Black teamate Ma'a Nonu at French club Toulon according to French media reports.

Malakai Fekitoa at the Rugby World Cup.

Malakai Fekitoa at the Rugby World Cup. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

French newspaper Midi Olympique, says the 23-test Fekitoa has signed a two year deal with Toulon after being overlooked by the All Blacks' selectors for the current British and Irish Lions Tour.

The All Blacks are flush with talent in the midfield at the moment with Blues second five, Sonny Bill Williams, Crusader Ryan Crotty and Chiefs midfielder Anton Lienert Brown the preferred options for coach Steve Hansen.

Also vying for one of the two spots are Hurricanes rugby league convert - Ngani Laumape and Crusaders centre Jack Goodhue, who've been part of the All Blacks camp for the Lions series.