Duane Goes To Japan.

Springbok number eight Duane Vermeulen has signed a deal with Japanese club Kubota Spears, after his contract with Toulon recently came to an end.

The Kubota Spears announced the news on their official website on Thursday.

The Spears are coached by former Bulls coach Frans Ludeke. Other South Africans on the books include Ruan Botha, Jean Drostke, Lappies Labuschagne, Burger Odendaal and Gerhard van den Heever.