Back row forward Alexandre Bias signed for French Top 14 side Brive for a second time on Wednesday after battling against Hodgkins disease.
The 30-year-old who was diagnosed in 2009 with the disease which is a cancer that affects the lymph glands, had been on trial with Brive since the beginning of the end of last season and did enough to convince the club to reward him with a one-year contract.
"I have been waiting two years for this moment, to sign for a club," said Bias, who was a member of the France team crowned world champions at Under-19 level in 2000.
"I am delighted to return to play for Brive and am impatient to pull on the jersey competitively."
Bias played for Brive from 1999-2002 before moving on to Bourgoin and then Castres in 2004.
Brive also announced that experienced 29-year-old prop Pascal Idieder had had to retire from the sport having failed to recover from a serious vertebra injury in March this year.
Gilbert has released a new line of rugby cleats. The Gilbert Virtuo 8S is part of the exciting new product. Check it out.
The entire All Blacks apparel line has been updated for 2013/14. Check out the New Zealand All Blacks polo.
The Nike Tiempo is a solid rugby cleat and one of few styles still made from full-grain natural leather.
The Gilbert Blitz 8S rugby cleat is a great cleat at a great price of $69.99. Get a new pair of cleats today.
A cool looking all black rugby cleat with the high performance adidas is known for. Get in the Gear!
Wear the crest of the British and Irish Lions on your t-shirt. A great look for the summer.
The All Blacks Performance t-shirt is black with hints of blue from the training jersey. Very Cool.
The New Zealand All Blacks training jersey for 2013/14. Get in the Gear!
The USA Rugby Pro Alternate rugby jersey is perfect for any fan of the Eagles. Get yours to wear during the summer Test matches.
The NEW All Blacks 2013/14 jersey has arrived at World Rugby Shop. Dare to wear the colors of the All Blacks.