Former All Black Sonny Bill Williams has revealed his intention to return to Union in 2015.
The 28-year-old, who came through the ranks in League code but moved to Toulon in 2008, left Panasonic last year and is currently playing for NRL side Sydney Roosters.
He plans to stay in the NRL for the forthcoming season but hopes that he is a part of New Zealand's squad for the 2015 World Cup in England.
"It's been a tough couple of days but I am happy to have my future sorted," Williams told reporters. "I will go back to the New Zealand Rugby Union to try and put my foot in the door for a franchise in New Zealand, hopefully the Chiefs.
"I understand, with the situation of staying in league, that might not be an option, but it's good to have made my intentions clear for the next three years.
"I wanted to put it all out there as I am overhearing what I am going to do as everyone else."
Williams, who has 19 caps and a World Cup winner's medal for the All Blacks, is due to take part in the team for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.