Another Highlanders loose forward Japan bound
The side also announced the departure of former Springboks lock Jacques Potgieter.
Pryor – who is yet to make an appearance this season – joins fellow Highlanders and Maori All Blacks loose forward Elliot Dixon in heading to Japan after it was announced last month that Dixon had signed with the Ricoh Black Rams. Highlanders Richard Buckman and Tom Franklin are also set to move to Japan, having announced their signing with the Wayne Smith-led Kobe Steelers in April.
Auckland-born Pryor has represented Northland since 2010 and had a stint with the Blues Super Rugby squad in 2012, making one appearance before finally joining the Highlanders in 2015, who he has featured for 34 times.
Pryor was named in the Maori All Blacks squad in 2014, making his debut in a 61-21 win over Japan, coming on to the field as a replacement for Dixon. The following week the sides met again, with Pryor starting the match and scoring the decisive try in the final minute of the match.
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