RaboDirect PRO12 new-boys Zebre have completed a massive coup in signing Waratahs utility back Daniel Halangahu.
The 28-year-old is in the top-10 points scorers for the franchise, Halangahu captaining the Sydney outfit four times in 2012.
And Halangahu is relishing the challenge of playing for the Italians.
"I am very excited to be joining Zebre rugby," he said.
"At this stage of my career I believe my best rugby is still ahead of me and I intend to show this during my time with the club.
"Being immersed in such a wonderful culture is another great aspect of this opportunity, with my partner, Nadia, and I am very much looking forward to living the Italian way."