Rugby: Former All Black Smith, Cluden ready for Japan Top League

Rugby: Former All Black Smith, Cluden ready for Japan Top League

The club announced on Friday that former All Blacks Ben Smith and Aaron Kluden will join Kobe Kobelco Steelers in next year’s Japan Rugby Top League.

With 84 caps in New Zealand, Smith won the Webb Ellis trophy in the UK in 2015, finished third in last year’s tournament in Japan and was a member of two consecutive World Cup members.

Ben Smith (L) and Aaron Cruden of the All Blacks React during the New Zealand All Black Captain’s performance at AMI Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand on September 16, 2016 (Getty / Kyodo)

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