Liam Coltman

Former All Black hooker signs with French club Lyon

Coltman has played eight tests for the All Blacks has been with the Highlanders for 12 years.

He made his debut for Otago in 2010 having moved to Dunedin from New Plymouth for university and went on to play 73 games for the province.

Coltman's test debut came in 2016 and played the last final of his eight matches in 2019.

He will finish his career as the Highlander's most capped forward and the franchise's third most capped player behind Aaron Smith, and Ben Smith.

Highlanders hooker re-signs

The 27-year-old rake has re-signed with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) and the Highlanders for two more years, joining team mate Ben Smith in re-committing to the Dunedin-based team this year.

The Highlanders confirmed Coltman, who made his test debut during the All Blacks' 68-10 win against Italy in Rome last November, opted to extend his time with the team via social media on Tuesday.

"I absolutely love Dunedin, love the place, can't get enough of it," Coltman said in a video posted by the team.