Sitiveni Sivivatu signs to play in France
Sitiveni Sivivatu has joined a growing list of All Blacks who will leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the year.
The All Blacks wing has signed with French club Clermont.
The two-year deal was brokered by Esportif International, the same agency which secured a massive contract for John Afoa to Ulster.
The international arm of Sivivatu's management team confirmed the move last night.
Sivivatu's employer, the New Zealand Rugby Union, were to be informed of the pending shift today.
They offered the Fijian born flyer, who made his All Blacks debut back in 2005, a contract extension.
However, the money on offer in Europe proved too tempting.
Few will be genuinely surprised as Sivivatu, 28, has been linked with the club for several weeks.
He played 43 tests for the All Blacks and scored 27 tries.
Official press statements confirming the move are expected to be released, probably tomorrow.