Australia and Melbourne Rebels duo Will Genia and Quade Cooper are set to move to after post the World Cup in Japan later this year.
The news was confirmed by a report from Rugby Australia's official website with both the players have been signed by Kintetsu Liners that competes in the Japanese Challenge League.
“I am very much looking forward to joining Kintetsu Liners,” said Genia, who has played 100 Tests for the Wallabies.
“I want to play right away as part of a team with a long history and tradition. I am looking forward to meeting Japanese people and getting in touch with Japanese culture.
“My goal is to do my best for the club and to help Kintetsu Liners become the best rugby team in Japan through my own play. It is a great honor to be able to contribute to this team.”
Meanwhile, Cooper said he is determined to help Liners gain promotion to the Top League.
“I am very much looking forward to joining the historic team, Kintetsu Liners,” he said.
I am confident that I can contribute at Kintetsu Liners through my career.
“I will work hard to develop my team and teammates, and I will firmly incorporate them to achieve the goal of returning to the top league, which is the club goal.
“In addition, I will do my best to be able to play an active part with the whole team on the stage of the top league.