Bayonne sign Lauaki and Tialata

Bayonne have signed New Zealand's Sione Lauaki and Neemia Tialata for next season and beyond.


Lock Lauaki, who won 17 caps with the All Blacks until 2008 and played in the 2007 World Cup, has signed a three-year deal from Top 14 rivals Clermont.

Prop Tialata, who has 43 caps, will join on a two-year deal after finishing the Super 14 season with Wellington Hurricanes.

"Bayonne are an ambitious club, I want to help them improve," Lauaki told the club's website (

Bayonne finished the Top 14 season in seventh place.

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