All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says the inclusion of utility forward Scott Barrett over regular openside flank Sam Cane is tactical and not based on form.
A selection of the best quotes from players, coaches and referees at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Monday.
The SA Rugby magazine team rounds up some of the interesting news snippets making headlines around the world.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen approved of World Rugby’s decision to amend their HIA law after confusion around flank Sam Cane in the win over the Springboks.
All Blacks flank Sam Cane never doubted he’d rebuild his broken body to take his shot at history this year, writes MARC HINTON.
Steve Hansen has shrugged off criticism from former England flyhalf Stuart Barnes describing the All Blacks as cynical cheats in a newspaper column.
Sam Cane will captain the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Buenos Aires next weekend.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has included Blues No 8 Akira Ioane in an extended 41-man training squad.
Chiefs flank Sam Cane will miss at least half of the Vodacom Super Rugby season as he continues his recovery from a neck injury sustained last year.
All Blacks flanker Sam Cane has undergone a successful operation in South Africa after suffering a neck injury against the Boks last Saturday.