Nehe Milner-Skudder Signs For New Club As Toulon Deal Cancelled

Staying put.

Former All Blacks winger Nehe Milner-Skudder will no longer be joining up with three-time European champions Toulon, having cancelled his contract with the Top 14 side.

Milner-Skudder signed a deal with Toulon in December of 2018 with a view to arriving in time for the 2019/20 season along with Springboks lock Eben Etzebeth.

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Etzebeth didn’t arrive until after the World Cup but managed to take the field for Toulon five times before the season was postponed and impressed, scoring his first try for the club.

But Milner-Skudder never arrived following yet another shoulder injury. The 29-year-old has only played a handful of games since starring at the 2015 World Cup as he continues to battle ongoing shoulder problems among other injuries.

Instead, Milner-Skudder, who previously played for the Hurricanes, has signed with the Highlanders as they get set to play in the inaugural Super Rugby Aotearoa championship, a New Zealand-only tournament created to get rugby back.

The winger played 35 games for the Hurricanes from 2015 to 2019 and scored 12 tries in 13 Tests for the All Blacks.

Super Rugby Aotearoa kicks off on June 13 with the Highlanders hosting the Chiefs in Dunedin.