Ex-All Black Nonu returns from France | Sunday Observer

Ex-All Black Nonu returns from France

Ma’a Nonu
Ma’a Nonu

WELLINGTON AFP: All Blacks centurion Ma’a Nonu has ended his time in France and said Thursday he is returning to New Zealand to play Super Rugby for the Auckland Blues.

The 36-year-old has been playing for Toulon in the French Championship since being part of the 2015 World Cup-winning New Zealand side.

The powerhouse midfielder has taken up a 12-month contract with the Blues, his third stint with the club.

“I have been playing rugby a long time. I’ve known first-hand the highs and the lows of a playing career on and off the field and I am looking forward to giving my best and proving that I can still play at this level,” he said.

“I know the Blues have had some tough times in the last few seasons but I am excited to play with some of the young and up-and-coming players who will have long careers and rejuvenate this place.”