Sam Cane rugby player
Sam Cane rugby player

Sam Cane

13th Jan 1992 1.89m/103kg Openside Flanker

“I can speak truly when I say I’ve never felt pressure to play through a head knock” - Sam Cane

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks captain Sam Cane is concerned his bouts of concussion may affect his future health.   Speaking to Radio New Zealand, Cane says rugby officials in New Zealand are focused...

New Zealand Rugby Awards 2020

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks Captain Sam Cane has received the top honour at the 2020 ASB Rugby Awards tonight, claiming the Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for overall Player of the Year, after also picking up the All...

Aaron Smith nominated for three New Zealand Rugby Awards

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

New Zealand’s top rugby performers of 2020 will be recognised in a special ASB Rugby Awards TV event, with the nominees announced by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) today.   New Zealand Rugby Chief...

Tri Nations' top performers - tackles, carries & more

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Tri Nations concluded in dramatic fashion yesterday as the tussle between Australia and Argentina ended in a 16-all draw.   Each side scored one try with the rest being left up to the boot as...

Pumas honour Maradona by wearing number 10 on sleeves

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Pumas paid homage to the late Diego Maradona in their final test of 2020 after coming under criticism back home in Argentina for not paying enough respect for the Argentine football legend.   Los...

Chiefs confirm 11 new signings including two former Hurricanes and two highly rated halfbacks

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Chiefs have confirmed their squad for the 2021 Super Rugby Aotearoa season and Trans-Tasman competitions.   With Warren Gatland working with the British and Irish Lions, Clayton McMillan will...

The story behind the All Blacks tribute to Diego Maradona

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

All Blacks captain Sam Cane has credited scrumhalf TJ Perenara with the idea of presenting Argentina with an All Blacks jersey with the name Maradona on the back.     Cane laid...

WATCH: All Blacks tribute to Diego Maradona

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Sam Cane and the All Blacks paid tribute to the late Diego Maradona after his passing earlier this week.    😢 pic.twitter.com/MG8dl6CQO5 — Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) November...

Akira Ioane starts for the All Blacks 'vital' test against Argentina

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks team has been named to play Argentina in the Tri Nations Test at McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, on Saturday 28 November.   The key feature of the squad is the selection of loosehead...

Foster differs with angry Cane regarding All Black criticism

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The All Blacks’ poor start to the 2020 Tri-Nations, which has seen them flounder on two successive weekends to the Wallabies and Pumas respectively, has, predictably, ruffled the feathers of their...