Fritz Lee signs three-year deal with Clermont
December 4, 2013
Fritz Lee provided a powerful presence for Counties Manukau in the ITM Cup © Getty Images
Fritz Lee has signed a three-year contract with Top 14 powerhouse Clermont Auvergne, impressing in three appearances on a short-term deal to earn an extended deal through to June 2017.
The former New Zealand Sevens representative played three seasons for the Chiefs, used primarily as a back-up option in their two Super Rugby title-winning campaigns. He also played five seasons of ITM Cup rugby for Counties Manukau, including a leading role in this year's Ranfurly Shield-winning campaign.
Heineken Cup runners-up Clermont, coached by New Zealander Vern Cotter, currently top the French league standings by four points from Toulouse, Castres and Toulon.
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