Sam Cane was announced as the new All Black captain taking over from Read, who retired from International rugby after last years World Cup.

Cane has been new All Black coach Ian Foster front man to lead the All Blacks in a era without Read and Hansen.

The news was announced on the SKY Sport’s The Breakdown Show. The 28-year-old Cane has played 68 Test for the All Blacks and at the age of 28, he is a experience player and leader in the team.

He made his debut for the All Blacks back in 2012 against Ireland when he was just 21 years old.

All Black coach Ian Foster said Cane is an experience All Black and is a leader thinks about the game and lead by example. A natural ability to connect to people and one does not shy away from being upfront and a straight-shooter.

Players and coaches respect Cane and it is his time now to lead the All Blacks.

Cane said that it is a massive honour to be given the leadership role.

Cane also said that he is comfortable leading the team and that he has a great bunch of players in the team that are leaders and will be in his leadership group.

Samuel Jordan Cane

Born: 13 January 1992 in Rotorua
Physical: 1.89m, 106kg
Position: Loose forward
Province: Bay of Plenty
Investec Super Rugby team: Chiefs
Investec Super Rugby appearances: 116
All Blacks Debut: 16 June 2012, vs Ireland in Christchurch, aged 20.
All Blacks Tests: 68 (Three as Captain)
All Blacks Test Points: 65pts (13 tries)
All Black Number: 1113

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