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.
All Blacks flank Sam Cane will be sidelined for several months after fracturing his neck in their 32-30 victory over the Springboks in Pretoria.
Sam Cane has returned to the Chiefs loose trio for Friday’s Super Rugby quarter-final against the Hurricanes in Wellington.