Top 14 club La Rochelle has confirmed the signing of two halfbacks, Ihaia West, from Wellington Hurricanes New Zealand and Maxime Lafage, ProD2 club Colomiers.
West joined the Hurricanes this season as a backup option for Beauden Barrett following four seasons at the Blues where he played 44 times, after playing for New Zealand under-20s at the 2012 Junior World Cup.
— Stade Rochelais (@staderochelais) April 3, 2018
The Blues traded West for the younger Otere Black late last season spelling the end of his time at the Blues.
He famously scored the winning try over the touring British & Irish Lions in 2017.