Ma'a Nonu (left) in action for Toulon against Bath in the European Champions Cup. Photo: Reuters/Andrew Boyers

PARIS - Former All Blacks star Ma'a Nonu has left French Top 14 giants Toulon after opting not to extend his contract due to "family reasons", the club said on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old centre joined Toulon in 2015 after helping New Zealand to a second successive Rugby World Cup title.

He scored 14 tries in 77 matches for Toulon, who lost back-to-back Top 14 finals in 2016 and 2017.

"For family reasons, the center All-Black Ma'a Nonu has decided not to extend his adventure with Rugby Club Toulonnais and suspend his rugby career,' the club said in a short statement.

"Rugby Club Toulonnais warmly thanks Ma'a Nonu for his involvement and commitment during these three seasons and wishes him and his family the best for the future."

Nonu won the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups with the All Blacks and earned 103 international caps.


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