New Zealand World Cup winner and all-round human wrecking ball Ma’a Nonu has been awarded a one-year extension with Top 14 giants Toulon by club owner Mourad Boudjellal.
The 34-year-old arrived in the south of France following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, where he helped the All Blacks retain the title they won in 2011.
With his current two-year deal set to expire this summer, Planet Rugby reports that Boudjellal has handed the Kiwi an extension that will now see him remain at the club until June 2018, where he can continue to wreak havoc on Top 14 defences.
Though he has slowed over the years and his intensity levels are not quite as high as they once were, Nonu still poses a terrifying threat to oppositions.
By his own high standards he had a difficult first term with Toulon but has returned to his awesome best this season and it appears his contract extension is his reward.
His highlight reel of a career has been punctuated by many an awesome tackle, both in attack and defence and in honour of one of New Zealand’s finest exports, what better time than to relive some of his most memorable and bone-crunching hits.
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