BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 22: Digby Ioane of the Wallabies yells to team mates during the First Test match between the Australian Wallabies and the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium on June 22, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Ex-Wallabies player Digby Ioane has signed a two-year deal with New Zealand Super Rugby franchise, the Crusaders.

Ioane made 35 appearances for the Wallabies, with his last Test coming in 2013.

He played with French side, Stade Francais, for two seasons, before playing the last two years in Japan. Prior to that he played six seasons in Super Rugby with the Western Force and the Queensland Reds.

"I've had a great time playing in France and Japan, but the opportunity to be part of a New Zealand Super Rugby team is too good to pass up," Ioane said.

"I love the intensity and tempo of Super Rugby and the New Zealand teams are leading the charge in that respect at the moment, so I can't wait to be a part of that."