18 Oct 2012

Highlanders continue top flight recruiting

6:17 pm on 18 October 2012

The Highlanders have continued with their high profile recruitment drive for the 2013 Super rugby season, announcing former All Blacks lock Brad Thorn has signed a one year deal with the franchise.

Thorn who's played 59 tests was part of the All Blacks world cup winning side last year and has since been playing in Japan.

He'll join the Highlanders early in the New Year.

Earlier this week All Black midfielder Ma'a Nonu announced he was leaving the Blues to join the Highlanders while fellow All Black Tony Woodcock is also moving to the Highlanders.