Chiefs have confirmed that flanker Lachlan Boshier will be leaving the club after a five-year stint.
The 26-year-old started his professional rugby career with provincial side Taranaki in 2014 with his Super Rugby debut for Chiefs coming two years later. Boshier has gone on to make 64 Super Rugby appearances for the club.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time with the Gallagher Chiefs," he told the club's official website.
"There is a great group of people involved with the club, the team, staff and fans are outstanding.
"I am exceptionally thankful to the coaching staff, especially Barnsey (Neil Barnes). The work they do is immense and has allowed me to develop into the player I am today".
Boshier will now head to Japan after signing a a two-year deal with Japanese Club Panasonic.
“While I am sad to leave the Gallagher Chiefs, I am excited for the new challenge ahead. It is a great opportunity, and I will be looking forward to embracing the Japanese culture,” he added.
Chiefs Rugby chief executive Michael Collins thanked Boshier for his contributions to the club and wished him good luck on his stint in Japan.
“Lachlan is an exceptionally talented player and has played a massive part in the Gallagher Chiefs success.
"We know he will continue to impress over in Japan, and we wish him all the very best in the next chapter of his career.”