New Zealand All Blacks stars Richie Mo'unga and Shannon Frizell will join Brave Lupus Tokyo after the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France, the League One club said Monday.

Mo'unga, who played a key role for third-place New Zealand at the 2019 World Cup in Japan, is scheduled to speak to Brave Lupus fans at Todoroki Stadium in Kawasaki on Jan. 7, when the club will play Shizuoka Blue Revs.

The 28-year-old flyhalf has won 44 caps for the All Blacks.

Richie Mo'unga of New Zealand kicks a conversion during the first half of a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland on Oct. 19, 2019, in Chofu, western Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

League One's 2023-2024 season is expected to begin after the World Cup, to be played in September-October.

"It is a dream of mine to play rugby overseas and to experience a different culture," Mo'unga said in a statement through the club. "I plan on doing everything I can to make Toshiba Brave Lupus Tokyo the No. 1 team in Japan!"

Frizell, also 28, has played for the All Blacks 25 times.

"I have heard great things about the Brave Lupus and its proud history through other New Zealanders playing for the club now and previously," Frizell said.

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