Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge said: "We know Pablo is keen to get back to playing Super Rugby, and we’re excited by the prospect of him joining us here in Christchurch in 2022. We are still working through the finer detail of this with Pablo and his agent, but we look forward to welcoming him in to our environment once that is complete."
Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson added: “Pablo is one of the premier loose forwards in World Rugby. He’s a skilful and tenacious player with genuine leadership qualities, who has impressed us with his physicality and work ethic. We’re really excited about him joining us next season, and sharing his experience with our young loose forward group who are learning their craft.”