Source: http://www.telstraclear.co.nz/news/news-st...ontent_id=68653 Former All Blacks number eight Mose Tuiali'i is off to Japan, having signed for two years with the Yamaha club. Tuiali'i says he met with assistant All Blacks coach Steve Hansen a month ago when his mind was made up. He says while Hansen was disappointed he was also supportive of his decision. The 27 year-old will link up with Reuben Thorne after rejecting offers from English and French clubs. He says he has researched the club and the area and he asked several players who had previously played in Japan like Leon MacDonald to fill him in. His research indicates the club is also handy to a good surf beach which has been a big lure. Tuiali'i says he will not be heading over to Japan until March so will be available for Canterbury's Air New Zealand Cup campaign. This is a complete shock to me as I had no idea he was in negotiations with anyone. I guess the All Blacks yet again took too long for a callup so another quality player is gone.