Reporoa born Sam Cane has moved through the representative ranks and was a part of the 2011 New Zealand Under 20 squad.

At the young age of 18 Cane made his Super Rugby debut for the Gallagher Chiefs in 2010, the same year he debuted for Bay of Plenty.

Cane was a part of the Gallagher Chiefs successful Investec Super Rugby title winning campaigns in 2012 and 2013.

Cane was named as a centurion in 2018 and has held the captaincy of the Gallagher Chiefs since 2016.

The formidable flanker is now a regular starter in the All Blacks and is a resourceful member of the All Blacks leadership group. Cane has captained the All Blacks side during the 2015 Rugby World Cup and 2019 Investec Championship.

Cane was also part of the 2019 All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad who finished the tournament 3rd in Japan.

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