Sam Cane

SAM CANE'S inclusion in the All Blacks marks a rapid rise for the young loose forward who hails from the small Bay of Plenty town of Reporoa.

In 2011 he was part of the Junior World Championship-winning New Zealand Under 20 side and earned a nomination for the IRB’s Junior Player of the Year Award.

He made his Super Rugby debut in 2010 at just 18 years old, followed by ITM Cup selection for Bay of Plenty later that year. He has been a regular member of age-grade teams including two years in the New Zealand Under 17 squad.

Career notes:
Bay of Plenty ITM Cup Squad (2010)
New Zealand Schools (2009)
Chiefs development squad (2009)

Rugby ground: Rotorua International Stadium
Rugby player and why: Brad Thorn and Richie McCaw because they are both true professional athletes
Food: Watties baked beans and eggs on vogels toast
Actor/Actress: Will Ferrell
Movie: Stepbrothers and Hangover
Book: Miracle in the Andes
Singer/Band/Music type: S.O.S
Holiday destination: The Mount
Non-rugby sports team: Brisbane Broncos
If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Hugh Hefner
Earliest rugby memories: Playing barefoot in the frost in Rotorua
I hate it when….I miss the Antiques Roadshow
I can’t live without…..Oxygen
If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be….Helicopter pilot

Loose Forward
189m, 103kgs
Test Debut:
v Ireland at Christchurch, 16 June 2012
Test Points Breakdown:
Test Points:
Provincial Team:
Bay of Plenty
Super Rugby Team:

Career Comments

Test Match record

(+) subsitute (-) replaced

16 June v Ireland at Christchurch 22-19 (+)
23 June v Ireland at Hamilton 60-0 (-)
30 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 54-15 (+)
18 Nov v Italy at Rome 42-10

8 June v France at Auckland 23-13
15 June v France at Christchurch 30-0
22 June v France at New Plymouth 24-9 (-)
17 August v Australia at Sydney 47-29 (+)
7 Sept v Argentina at Hamilton 28-13 (+)
14 Sept v South Africa at Auckland 29-15
28 Sep v Argentina at La Plata 33-15
5 Oct v South Africa at Johannesburg 38-27 (+)
19 Oct v Australia at Dunedin 41-33
2 Nov v Japan at Tokyo 54-6

16 Aug v Australia at Sydney 12-12 (+)
23 Aug v Australia at Auckland 51-20 (+)
6 Sept v Argentina at Napier 28-9 (+)
13 Sept v South Africa at Wellington 14-10 (+)
28 Sept v Argentina at La Plata 34-13 (+)
18 Oct v Australia at Brisbane 29-28 (+)