From planetrugby.com AB legend confirms move to France Former New Zealand captain Tana Umaga has put pen to paper on a short-term contract with Toulon of France in what is believed to be one of the most lucrative deals of professional rugby's short history. Toulon were relegated from the Top 14 last season but are intent on making an immediate return to France's premier division, and reports suggest the Umaga will be joined at the Stade Mayol by former England wing Dan Luger and Fiji fly-half Seremaia Bai. The deal would allow Umaga, 33, to play for Wellington in the forthcoming Air New Zealand Cup (formerly the NPC), after which he would move to France's south coast. Umaga will earn around â‚¬350,000 ($438,800) for his 12-match stay, and it is believed that Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal co-president StÃ©phane Lelievre will be meeting costs out of their own pockets. "I will not give any numbers but it will be one of the biggest transfers in the history of French rugby - I am paying for Umaga myself," said Lelievre. Toulon returned to France's top-flight after a five-year absence at the start of the 2006/7 season, but were relegated straight back down, having won only 3 out of 26 matches. --------------------------------------- Pūtake ake, He pakiwaitara ake ake tēnā. Kia kaha.