Leicester Tigers have agreed to sign back row Jordan Taufua from Super Rugby side Crusaders next season.
The 27-year-old, who has been called up to the New Zealand squad but has never won an All Blacks cap, has played for the Barbarians and featured against the British and Irish Lions in 2017.
He made his Super Rugby debut in 2013 and has played more than 80 times.
“I am very excited to be joining the Leicester Tigers after the Rugby World Cup this year,” Taufua said.
“I see a lot of similarities between the Tigers and the Crusaders, and I am fully bought in to the vision that Geordan Murphy and his staff have for the team,” he added to the Leicester Tigers website.