You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Osborne turns back on All Blacks for Fiji

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 12/05/2016
Patrick Osborne in action for the Highlanders. © Getty Images Patrick Osborne in action for the Highlanders.

Highlanders wing Patrick Osborne has turned his back on his All Black aspirations to make himself available for Fiji.

The uncapped Suva-born 28-year-old was called into the All Blacks' training squad last year but failed to make the cut for the World Cup.

"I have been honoured to spend time in the All Blacks environment but am very proud of where I come from and have decided to commit myself to the Fijian team," he said.

He wants to play for Fiji in the June international window.

The flyer has also signed a deal to play for the Highlanders in 2017 and will also link up with Japanese club Kubota Spears later this year.

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon