The All Blacks' conveyor belt has no signs of slowing down
Since the start of Super Rugby Aotearoa, there have been a few “new” faces who have emerged as front runners to run out in the All Blacks jersey in the very near future.
The likes of Jordie Barrett, Shannon Frizzell, Ardie Savea and Richie Mo’unga have reminded the public of their international qualities but it is those relatively unknown players who have made the most noise.
The Crusaders’ Will Jordan has been a revelation and many are calling for his immediate inclusion in the All Blacks’ setup. The prolific wing has racked up some crazy stats in just three games and must have his eyes set on being included in the Bledisloe Cup series at the end of the year.
In just three Super Rugby Aotearoa games, Mark Telea’s stats speak for themselves. He is currently ranked second in defenders beaten and fifth in metres carried.
If you think those are just coincidence, in the seven Super Rugby matches – before the competition ground to a halt – he was ranked first in defenders beaten and second in both clean breaks and metres won.
Hoskins Sotutu has been a standout in Super Rugby this year – and we’re not speaking about his hairstyle. With an average of around 50 metres of carries and over eight tackles per game, it is no wonder that Eddie Jones is hopeful of him wanting to play for England – after it emerged that he is eligible to play for Fiji, New Zealand and England.
Source: WoWMaster375 & All Blacks