Toulouse sign All Black Faumuina ahead of next season

He will be available to play for New Zealand during the Lions Series

Toulouse sign All Black Faumuina ahead of next season

New Zealand’s Charlie Faumuina. Image: ©INPHO/James Crombie

All Black prop Charles Faumuina has signed for French giants Toulouse ahead of the 2017 season.

The World Cup winning front row forward will be available for the Lions series when the tourists arrive on New Zealand's shores next summer.

The 30 year old moves to France after international teammate Owen Franks decided to remain in New Zealand earlier this month.

Faumuina has played 46 times for the All Blacks after making his debut in 2012.

The player released a short statement which read: "I would just like to thank New Zealand Rugby, the Blues and Auckland Rugby, for everything they have done for me throughout my career.

"I'm looking forward to my last season in New Zealand, making it a successful one with the Blues and hopefully getting the chance to play for the All Blacks in the DHL New Zealand Lions series," he added.