Former All Black Delany joins Clermont in Top14

One cap All Black fly half Mike Delany has agreed to join Top 14 Rugby club Clermont as an injury replacement for the injured Julien Farnoux.

Thirty-year-old Delany won his only All Black cap in 2009 and had been drafted by the Highlanders earlier this season as injury cover, having had a stint with Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan.

Delany “will come to the Auvergne (region) in the next few days as injury cover for Julien Farnoux, who has ruptured knee ligaments,” Clermont, currently second in the table, said in a statement, noting their new acquisition can play at fly half, centre or as a back.

Delany reached the final of the then Super 14 with the Chiefs having started out with Bay of Plenty provincial side, where he featured under Vern Cotter, now Clermont coach.

Clermont are still in Europe this season and take on compatriots Montpellier in the European Cup quarter-finals on April 6.

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