PRO Rugby have announced the signing of New Zealand centurion Mils Muliaina, who will play for San Francisco in the inaugural 2016 PRO Rugby season.
Muliaina became only the second ever All Black to earn 100 caps, captaining his country on three occasions.
His career has included an extensive Super Rugby career with the Blues and Chiefs, followed by spells in Japan, Ireland and Italy.
Muliaina played in three Rugby World Cup tournaments, culminating in New Zealand’s 2011 victory.
“We are excited to bring Mils to the United States and look forward to seeing him in San Francisco’s colors this spring”, said PRO Rugby’s Director of Rugby Steve Lewis.
“He has a terrific track record and we are sure he will bring great knowledge and experience to both the league and our younger players in what are exciting times for American rugby.”
“I am delighted and looking forward to being part of rugby history in the States” said Muliaina.
“From initially just going to study in San Francisco to now being able to continue to play rugby, I am grateful that PRO Rugby and Life West Chiropractic have provided me the opportunity to do both.
"I'm excited to be able to play in the San Francisco Bay area and to work along side and share my experience with some talented young players."
PRO Rugby kicks off on April 17 with San Francisco v Sacramento at Bonney Field and Ohio v Denver at Infinity Park.