The Brisbane Broncos forward is officially on his way to Auckland.
The centre and second-rower have recommitted to the Auckland club.
The Kiwi club want a forward in exchange to let Fonua-Blake leave the club after 2024.
New Zealand's stranglehold of the best players in the international game has extended another year.
The veteran lock is committed to an eighth season at Mt Smart.
The NRL star has since deleted the comment over inclusion in English football.
The veteran helped New Zealand to World Cup glory in 2008.
The 49-year-old was confirmed as the new coach for the Blues at State of Origin level.
Rugby league's worst kept secret has been revealed.
The former captain will aim to play in the centres next year, after two seasons in rugby union.
The veteran halfback was serving as parade grand marshall during inner-city festivities.
Even after losing coach Michael Maguire, there is plenty of reason for hope among Kiwi rugby league fans.
Reports across the Tasman have heavily linked the Kiwi side with Brisbane Broncos second-rower Kurt Capewell.
The 28-year-old wants out of the final two years of his contract to return to Sydney in 2025.
Chief executive Greg Peters says the board had the wholesale support of senior players in the decision.
The 49-year-old wanted to do both jobs, but has resigned from his role with New Zealand.
The NZ Kiwis great is ramping up his offensive to secure the Origin half's signature.
The former Warriors skipper has done a code backflip, returning to Mt Smart for next season.
The front-rower wants out of the last two years of his contract on compassionate grounds.
Years of neglect have driven the best of the south across the ditch, rather than north to Auckland.