The Highlanders have confirmed that All Blacks wing Nehe Milner-Skudder will join them when the 2020 Super Rugby Aotearoa season starts.
Milner-Skudder (29) will join the squad on Monday as he continues to rehabilitate his shoulder with a view to getting back on the field this year.
Highlanders CEO, Roger Clark, said: “We are excited to welcome Nehe and Hanna to the Highlanders family. A player of Nehe’s calibre and his level of professionalism is going to add great value to the team.”
Highlanders head coach Aaron Mauger is excited by the prospect of working with the 2015 Rugby World Cup winner.
“This was a great opportunity to include a player with his experience into our squad,” he said. “His style of play suits the way the Highlanders play the game, especially under the roof at Forsyth Barr Stadium, and we look forward to welcoming him into the team.”
Milner-Skudder has played 50 games for Manawatu and 35 for the Hurricanes and was set to join Toulon in 2019 until a shoulder injury scarpered those plans.