Stade Francais secure signing of Ngani Laumape

Ngani Laumape has played 15 Tests for New Zealand
Ngani Laumape has played 15 Tests for New Zealand

New Zealand international Ngani Laumape is set to make a switch to French club Stade Francais ahead of the 2021/22 season.

The 28-year-old will be the fifth new signing made by the Top 14 club ahead of the next season following Clement Castets, Nemo Roelofse, Romain Briatte and Harry Glover.

Having started his career in rugby league, Laumape switched code and made his rugby union debut with provincial side Manawatu and Super Rugby club Hurricanes in 2016.

He also played a pivotal role in Hurricanes winning their only Super Rugby title in 2016 during which he made 11 appearances in the season scoring four tries.

The 5ft 10in centre made his international debut for New Zealand in 2017 and has gone on to make 15 Test appearances for the All Blacks with his last game coming during the Rugby Championship competition last year.

Laumape will make a switch to Stade Francais at the end of the upcoming Trans-Tasman campaign with Hurricanes.