Transfer News: Leicester Tigers star heading to Japan

New Zealander Brendon O’Connor is set to sign for Japanese Super Rugby side the Suntory Sunwolves.

The side have one season remaining in Super Rugby after it was announced in March the Tokyo-based side would be axed from the Southern hemisphere competition.

Flanker O’Connor, 29 was confirmed as one of the players leaving Leicester Tigers this summer after a disappointing campaign in the Gallagher Premiership.

He has previously played for the Crusaders and Auckland Blues in Super Rugby.

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