Kaino signs off in style

Former All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino has capped his decorated rugby career by winning the French Top 14 title for the second time.

The two-time Rugby World Cup winner has come off the bench for the last half an hour as Toulouse have beaten La Rochelle 18-8 in the final at the Stade de France.

Kaino, 38, also helped Toulouse beat the same opposition in the European Champions Cup final last month.

First-five Thomas Ramos kicked 15 of their points in the Top 14 decider l in place of the injured Romain Ntamack, while Springboks winger Cheslin Kolbe struck a stunning 50-metre drop goal.

Former Blues and Hurricanes first-five Ihaia West kicked one penalty for La Rochelle early in the second-half and they scored a late consolation try.