Troubled former All Blacks wing offered Super Rugby lifeline in Sydney by former coach at Crusaders.
All Blacks hafback Tawera Kerr-Barlow will stay with the Chiefs for the next two seasons.
Code-hopper's physique is a little like Ma'a Nonu's, the midfield wrecking ball he is set to replace in Wellington.
Not long ago he was drinking double browns in Picton. Now Northland's first-five has signed with the Rebels.
OPINION: Super Rugby franchise could do worse than inject exAll Black into their coaching ranks.