Former All Blacks hooker Dane Coles has admitted that it hurts seeing Joe Schmidt take over the Wallabies after playing a key role for New Zealand at the 2023 World Cup.
All Blacks World Cup winner Dane Coles will retire at the end of this year, the veteran hooker said on Thursday.
The All Blacks will be without the services of two of New Zealand’s most influential players for the rest of 2022.
Argentina loosie Pablo Matera wasn’t ready to shake hands with All Blacks hooker Dane Coles after an emphatic defeat in Hamilton.
In the aftermath of a loss against the Springboks, All Blacks coach Ian Foster has earmarked decision-making under pressure as a key shortcoming that needs to be eliminated on their upcoming northern tour.
Hooker Dane Coles is sure that if anybody in the All Blacks squad opts to play in leggings during a Test match, it will be a backline player.
It doesn’t get tougher or more challenging than playing in South Africa and against the Springboks, said Crusaders captain and All Blacks lock Scott Barrett.
An anonymous poll conducted among current New Zealand Vodacom Super Rugby players has revealed the majority believe Beauden Barrett is the best player in the country.
Following round one of Vodacom Super Rugby Aotearoa, Blues wing Caleb Clarke was crowned as player of the week after an excellent attacking performance, while Hurricanes captain Dane Coles’ effort from 30 metres out was selected as the try of the week.
Check out Dane Coles’ late charge on former Hurricanes teammate Beauden Barrett in the closing stages of Sunday’s Vodacom Super Rugby Aotearoa match at Eden Park.