Hooker Ged Robinson is leaving the Highlanders after signing a two-year Super Rugby contract with the Crusaders.
Well-travelled Super Rugby hooker Ged Robinson has signed a two-year deal with the Crusaders.
Robinson, 31, left the Highlanders after one season following a three-year stint with the Melbourne Rebels and debut campaign with the Hurricanes in 2009.
He will effectively replace veteran hooker Corey Flynn, who has left for French club Toulouse, and will fight for a starting berth with youngsters Codie Taylor and Ben Funnell.
Robinson told The Press a strained relationship with Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph partly explained his move.
"I really enjoyed the environment and culture, but probably Jamie and I had different ideas about things - we kind of decided to part ways, really."
Robinson is playing for Hawke's Bay in the NPC, having formerly represented Manawatu and Wellington.