November 21, 2017

All Black Mils Muliaina signs contract to play in Japan

Thanks for the great memories Mils - enjoy having your pension paid in yen mate.

All Black fullback Mils Muliaina has signed with Japanese club NTT Docomo and will leave New Zealand rugby at the end of the season.

Muliaina, 30, has played 94-test matches for the All Blacks’ and considers himself “lucky” to have had such a long career in New Zealand.

“I consider myself to have been incredibly lucky with my career in New Zealand. Rugby has offered me so many wonderful opportunities and experiences that will stay with me forever. It’s hard to single any one moment out but obviously winning Commonwealth Gold and the opportunity to captain my country were things I thought were only dreams when I was growing up,” Muliaina said.

“But, once this season is over it will be time for something different. Japan itself offers a completely different culture and way of life that my entire family is looking forward to experiencing.”

Muliaina has scored 32 tries for the All Blacks and his 94 caps is equal with Richie McCaw as the most by any All Black.