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'He's been unreal': All Blacks spring a surprise ahead of England Test

NEWS: A familiar face was spotted in the All Black camp ahead of their Test against England in Dunedin on Saturday.

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Former captain Sam Cane has joined the squad despite not being named in Scott Robertson’s 32-man squad for the two-Test series.

The 32-year-old has been out of action since January 20 with a back injury and was not considered for selection.

He will also be retiring from Test rugby at the end of the year.

However, it seems he still has a big role to play within the current set-up.

“Sam Cane’s influence on the group has been of guidance, of care,” said All Black assistant coach Scott Hansen.

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“He’s doing everything to make us better.

“He’s sharing stories, he’s sharing experiences and understanding us as a management group also coming in and connecting with the All Blacks.

“He’s been unreal with his care and guidance with helping us also.”

Source: Stuff

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