Former England captain Chris Robshaw will quit the English game at the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with Major League Rugby side San Diego Legion.
The 34-year-old will leave his current club Harlequins and move to the United States once the suspended Premiership season finishes.
Robshaw, who earned 66 caps for England, said: “I have been looking at my options to play in the MLR over the last 12 months and there have been plenty of rumours about where I might play.
“In the end, it really was an obvious and easy choice for me. In a short period of time, SD Legion has built a reputation as being a world-class organisation.”
SD Legion were formed in 2017 and finished runners-up in the 2019 season behind the Seattle Seawolves.
SD Legion chairman Darren Gardner said: “Not only will Chris add a new and very significant dimension to our team.. (he) has the skill set and capability to transform how rugby is played across Major League Rugby as a whole.”