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London Irish confirm Sekope Kepu has left club for 'personal reasons'

But his time with the Exiles is now up, with the club confirming the news via a short statement.

“London Irish can confirm Sekope Kepu has left the club due to personal reasons,” the statement read.

“Kepu outlined the nature of his predicament to Director of Rugby, Declan Kidney, over recent weeks and this weekend confirmed that he felt he had no option but to return to New Zealand citing personal family health reasons – which will remain private – for his decision.”

All Blacks wing Waisake Naholo signs with English club London Irish

The All Blacks wing has endured a frustrating Super Rugby campaign with the Highlanders this year and hasn't played since suffering a knee injury at training last month.

However, he could return to action during the team's upcoming trip to South Africa.

While the length of the contract was not revealed, Naholo was glad to have secured his future with London Irish. But the 28-year-old said he was still 100 per cent focused on his short-term goals with the Highlanders and All Blacks.