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Ex-All Blacks standout Muliaina to join Italian club Zebre

Ex-All Blacks standout Mils Muliaina to leave Irish club Connacht for Italian side Zebre

Ex-All Blacks standout Muliaina to join Italian club Zebre

PARMA, Italy (AP) -- Former All Blacks standout Mils Muliaina will leave Irish club Connacht for Italian side Zebre at the end of this season.

Zebre say the 34-year-old fullback is joining the Parma-based club on a one-year deal.

Operated by the Italian rugby federation, Zebre play in the Guinness Pro12 and the Heineken Cup.

With 100 caps between 2003 and 2011, the Samoa-born Muliaina stands fifth all-time on the All Blacks appearances list.

Zebre team manager Andrea De Rossi says "In a World Cup year it's important to try and build a squad that can guarantee an adequate standard even with the absences of many Italian national team players."

Fifteen Zebre players appeared in this year's Six Nations tournament.


Updated : 2021-09-22 19:46 GMT+08:00