Nehe Milner-Skudder set for Super Rugby return after signing with Highlanders

Nehe Milner-Skudder joined Toulon in 2019
Nehe Milner-Skudder joined Toulon in 2019
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Former All Blacks star Nehe Milner-Skudder is set to make a return to Super Rugby after signing a new contract with Highlanders.

The 29-year-old signed a three-year deal with Toulon but a shoulder injury that also kept him out of the World Cup did not allow him to feature for the French club.

With the Top 14 season in suspension following the pandemic coronavirus, it is reported that Milner-Skudder has cancelled his contract with Toulon.

According to a report from One News, Milner-Skudder was approached by Highlanders ahead of the recently announced Super Rugby Aotearoa competition that will kick-off on 13th June.

The competition will comprise of five Super Rugby teams in New Zealand and will have 10 rounds with two matches every weekend to be played under closed stadium.

Milner-Skudder has played 13 Tests for New Zealand between 2015 and 2018 and has scored 12 tries in it. He was also part of the All Blacks squad that emerged victorious in the 2015 World Cup.

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