King to depart Scarlets

Former All Blacks agrees to move to Clermont

Last Updated: 01/02/11 2:30pm

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King: Off to Clermont

King: Off to Clermont

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Former All Black Regan King is set to join Lee Byrne in signing for French outfit Clermont in the summer.

The 30-year-old will leave the Scarlets after signing a three-year deal to return to the Top 14 after a previous stint with Stade Francais.

And King admitted it will be hard to leave Llanelli after six seasons at the club.

He told the club's official site: "I'd like to thank everyone at the Scarlets, the coaching team, the players and all the supporters for a great six years.

"It's been a massive honour to be part of this great club, with its history and spirit. My family has always been made to feel really at home here and we've enjoyed our time in Llanelli - we've made great friends and our children were born here so it will always be a special place for us."

King will join Byrne and France fly-half David Skrela as Clermont's big-name signings.

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