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Toulon sign Nonu and Nalaga
ESPN Staff
December 20, 2014
Ma'a Nonu will be a Toulon player next term © Getty Images
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Toulon have announced the signings of All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu and Clermont winger Napolioni Nalaga.

Nonu, who has 94 caps for New Zealand, will arrive after the World Cup and has signed for two seasons while Nalaga has penned a three-year deal and will leave Clermont at the end of the season.

Both are impressive signings with Nalaga regarded as one of the Top 14's top wingers and is a key part of Clermont's first choice side. Nonu's move will see him become unavailable for the All Blacks due to their selection policy but he will bolster an already formidable midfield that includes Mathieu Bastareaud and Maxime Mermoz.

Toulon supremo Mourad Boudjellal said Nonu had a desire to follow in the footsteps of Tana Umaga who played for the side in 2005. Regarding Nalaga, Boudjellal said the winger contacted the club about the possibility of the move.

The Top 14 giants have also confirmed Diego Dominguez will join Toulon in January 2016 to work with Bernard Laporte for six months before then replacing him as head coach at the end of next season. Dominguez played under Laporte at Stade Francais and won 74 caps for Italy from 1991 through to 2003.

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