19 May 2014

Fekitoa vs Smith: no hard feelings

3:09 pm on 19 May 2014

New All Blacks squad member Malakai Fekitoa's relishing his time with the national rugby side.

The Highlanders centre faced off with the incumbent Conrad Smith on the weekend as the visitors beat Smith's Hurricanes by two points in Wellington.

The upset has made the playoffs an almost unreachable hurdle for the Hurricanes, and now Fekitoa's joined his hero Smith in camp with the All Blacks.

But Fekitoa says there are no hard feelings after the final whistle, which is one of the great things about rugby.

Fellow Highlanders star Ben Smith says he hasn't talked to All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen yet about what position he'll be playing against England.