Mo’unga will discover Japan

Mo’unga will discover Japan

After the 2023 World Cup, Richie Muonga will leave the Crusaders and will develop in Japan from 2024, with Toshiba Brave Lobos. This will also be the case for Shannon Frisell.

In 2024, Richie Muunga will open a new page in his career. In fact, his opening with New Zealand, The Christchurch native will face a new challenge by leaving his country of origin after the upcoming World Cup in Francewhich will take place from September 8 to October 28, 2023. A player with the Crusaders since 2016, the player with 44 draft picks with the All Blacks will next join Japan, the franchise announced on Sunday Night to Monday.

There, Mo’unga will develop under the colors of Toshiba Brave Lupus, a team based in Fuchu. According to the New Zealand press, The 28-year-old is expected to earn €1.2m per season, but will not be available for New Zealand for at least three years.According to the rules of the land of the silver fern. Within the franchise that has developed in the Tokyo conglomerate, the inaugural game will be played under the orders of Todd Blackadder, who was captain of the All Blacks.

Mo’unga will accompany Frisell

The Crusaders have been my life forever, even before joining the team they were my life, I dreamed of being part of the family. (…) My energy to approach this season is no different than others, I am here to give everything. I always want to do my best for the Crusaders, our members and our fans. Mo’unga responded, in a press release released by his franchise, “There’s still a hell of a job to do before leaving. In Japan, the latter will be traveling with a player he knows well: Shannon Frisell.”

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Like the opener, the third line All Blacks will join the Top League. “I can’t wait to join the Toshiba Brave Lobos after the 2023 season,” said the Otago Highlanders player. I’ve heard positive things about SLE and their history, especially from New Zealand players who have been through this club. »

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