28 Sep 2012

Cane may get a chance against Argentina

12:08 pm on 28 September 2012

The Bay of Plenty openside flanker Sam Cane could make his Rugby Championship debut this weekend, after being named on the bench for the All Blacks' match against Argentina in Buenos Aires on Sunday.

However his prospects aren't great, the man named to start ahead of him, captain Richie McCaw has played every minute of every Championship match so far.

Cane had 2 outings against Ireland earlier this year.

Cane is the only loose forward on the bench and coach Steve Hansen says he's due some time.... also Richie took a knock to his leg in the Springbok match and they're also covering for that.

Aaron Smith and Dan Carter both start this weekend, while aaron Cruden is on the bench.