Stade Francais announce Naivalu signing

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by Beth Newman in Japan

Sefa Naivalu is heading for Paris on a three-year deal with French giants Stade Francais announcing the deal on Thursday morning.

Ten-Test winger Naivalu, who has played for the Rebels and Reds in Super Rugby, will arrive in the Paris capital after this year's World Cup, planning to stay there through to 2022.

Stade Francais announced the contract on Twitter on Thursday morning.

The English translation of the tweet reads: "The Club is proud to announce the signature of the international winger Sefanaia naivalu for 3 seasons in the capital! Welcome to Paris Sefa ⚡⚡⚡ ."

The news will not come as a major shock, with speculation of Naivalu's post-World Cup departure reported last month.

Naivalu joins Nick Phipps, Curtis Rona, Sam Carter among the capped Wallabies set to head overseas after this year's Japan tournament.