Delany signs with French club Clermont
April 23, 2013
Australian Brock James (pictured) will have competition for the Clermont No. 10 jersey from Mike Delany © Getty Images
One-Test All Blacks fly-half Mike Delany is leaving Japanese club rugby for France, where he has signed a two-year contract with Clermont.
Delany, 30, arrived at the powerful club as a temporary replacement for the injured Julien Farnoux but has been asked to stay on.
He will leave Japan's Panasonic Wild Knights in time for the start of the next French Top 14 season starting later this year.
Former Bay of Plenty, Chiefs and Highlanders playmaker Delany, who won his sole Test cap against Italy in 2009, will contest the No. 10 jersey at Clermont with Australian Brock James.
The latest Week in Pictures takes in the Top 14, Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership with fireworks and monsters both featuring
Firdose Moonda looks at the moves towards greater integration within South African rugby ... and what the future holds
It is 100 years this week since the last international match played in Europe before the outbreak of World War One. Rewind remembers the fixture's longest-living survivor
Martin Gillingham looks ahead to what he believes is the most remarkable ever climax to the league phase of the Top 14