After Beauden Barrett and Brodie Retallick returned to Super Rugby after having been in Japan for a while, a new figure from the All Blacks could leave in 2022 for the Asian country. It’s about the captain of blues, Patrick Tuipulotu.
According to New Zealand media, Tuipulotu would be a candidate to emigrate to the Top league and wear the shirt of Toyota Verblitz. However, he had already extended his contract with the reigning Trans-Tasman Super Rugby champions. The Japanese team would have offered him the sum of US $ 1.4 million for one year.
In early 2020, the second line signed with the Auckland franchise to stay in New Zealand until the 2023 World Cup, but it would seem that he will have a more extensive bond with Blues, if he has the possibility of being able to make the move to Japan.