All Blacks prop Clark Dermody will join English club London Irish on a 2 1/2-year contract after this year's Rugby World Cup in France.
Dermody, 27, who played three tests for New Zealand in 2006, made the announcement Thursday. He follows his All Blacks and Otago Highlanders propping partner Carl Hayman, who has also signed to play in England after the World Cup.
"It is exciting but it's going to be like shifting to a new school. I won't know anyone until I start making a few new mates," Dermody said.