All Blacks captain Cane signs new deal to stay in NZ
All Blacks captain Sam Cane has agreed a new contract that will keep him in New Zealand until the end of the 2025 season, New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said on Tuesday. The openside flanker, who has played 77 tests since his debut in 2012, will continue to play for the Waikato Chiefs in Super Rugby and has an option to take a sabbatical in 2024.
"My passion for the game is as strong as when I started playing; so, it was an easy decision for me to extend my contract," the 29-year-old said in an NZR statement. New Zealand coach Ian Foster, who named Cane as skipper when Kieran Read retired after the 2019 World Cup, said he was ‘delighted’ with the news. (Reuters)