Captain's vote - Wallabies' bad boy vs clean cut Kiwi
We remain in the southern hemisphere for Round Two of our Knockout Fan’s Vote World’s Best Captain competition as we see whether you prefer a Wallaby or an All Black.
In the opening round of the competition, Springbok captain Siya Kolisi claimed an emphatic victory over Argentina’s Pablo Matera, winning the head-to-head by securing 89% of your votes.
For Round Two, Wallabies captain Michael Hooper goes up against recently appointed All Blacks captain Sam Cane.
To cast your vote, simply head to our Instagram and Facebook and make your selection! It’s that easy.
Hooper was named Wallabies captain in 2014, following a season-ending injury to Stephen Moore during the first test against France in Brisbane. He became Wallabies captain number 82 and also the youngest player to captain the side – he was just 22-years-old.
In the 2019 World Cup, Hooper led Australia to a second-place finish in Pool D to set up a quarterfinal encounter against England. That proved to be their final match of the global showpiece, as they went crashing out after losing 16-40.
The freshest and least-experienced captain in the competition, Sam Cane has just three Test caps as captain of the All Blacks.
Cane was named co-captain of Super Rugby side Chiefs in 2016, a position he continues to hold onto. Prior to that, he helped the Chiefs to the first of their back-to-back Super Rugby titles in 2012 before making his All Blacks debut in June that year aged 20.
Source: Rugby Beast, World Rugby, All Blacks & Rugby Unity Production